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Table 3 Medical Oncology

From: Exploring types of focused factories in hospital care: a multiple case study

Unit 1 2 3 4 5 6
Organizational context       
Focusing decisions/operations strategy Focus on patient centeredness and access/waiting times Maximizing utilization/access times Focus on patients' safety and prevention of claims/long opening hours to allow patients to come after work/short access times.
Standardized procedures Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dedicated lay-out Yes, only suitable for medication related treatments Yes, only suitable for medication related treatments Yes, only suitable for medication related treatments Yes, special air ventilation etc for bone marrow patients Yes, only suitable for medication related treatments Yes, only suitable for medication related treatments
Planning routine:       
   1 Occupancy times of beds No, calculated workload is based on this information Yes Yes
   2 Insight into available beds at a certain moment No Yes No
   3 Workload Yes, total work-load of the day is calculated, not workload at a specific time Manually checked by head nurse. Done manually
   4 Planning is visualized No Yes Yes
   5 Relative importance of experience for the planning High Moderate/low High
Team composition Stable Rotational shift with other department(s) Stable
Degrees of focus       
Product focus 85% 85% 78% 85% 85% 100%
Process focus 78% 78% 83% 83% 83% 83%
Operational performance       
Indexed average number of patients treated per bed per month (not corrected for differences in opening hours) 44 100 77
Indexed average number of patient visits per month per total CDU staff 58 100 44
  1. Indexed = the best performing CDU received a score of 100, the other CDU received a relative score compared to the best performing CDU. Table partly based on [43]