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Gaceta Sanitaria

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JUAN, Antoni et al. Experience of the moving day of a general hospital and effect on clinical activity. Gac Sanit [online]. 2012, vol.26, n.1, pp. 94-96. ISSN 0213-9111.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0213-91112012000100018.

Objectives: To describe the moving day of a general hospital and to analyze the impact on clinical activity in the first few months after the move. Methods: We describe the process of patient transfer and analyze the impact on activity of moving a regional general hospital in Catalonia (Spain) to a new building. Activity was compared in two periods: the first 3 months after the move (period 2) and the same 3 months in the previous year (period 1). Results: We moved 37 patients without incidents. A total of 18,786 patients were admitted to the emergency room in period 1 and 21,266 were admitted in period 2 (+13.2%). The number of admissions from the emergency room vs elective admissions was 1,314/803 in period 1 and 1,427/979 in period 2 (+8.59%/+21.91%). The number of outpatient visits in period 1 was 32,116 and 30,777 in period 2 (-4.16%). Conclusions: Proper planning and coordination allowed the hospital to be moved without incidents and without decreasing activity.

Keywords : Moving day; New hospital; Activity; Planning.

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