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Family Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Nursing, MaineHealth, Center for Performance Improvement

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Patient Discharge, Mother-Child Relations


Problem/Impact Statement: MMC's 32-bed Mother Baby Unit is experiencing backed up flow due to high volume and patients not being discharged quickly enough. The current average discharge time on Mother Baby and the Newborn Nursery is 1:36pm. The Mother baby unit has 32 beds, is staffed by 8-9 nurses, and has average discharge of 91 patients a week.



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