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Setoodehzadeh1 F, Bayati M, kavosi Z, khammarnia M. Estimating the Number of Nurses in Poisoning Department of Shiraz Selected Hospital Using Linear Programming Technique (Simplex): A Case Study in Shiraz general Hospital. jhosp. 2015; 14 (2) :87-94
URL: http://jhosp.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5352-en.html
1- , fsetudezade@gmail.com
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Background: Approximately, more than 60 percent of the hospital costs allocate to hospital human resources. The study aimed at determining the number of nurses in the poisoning department of a general hospital in Shiraz.

Methods: This study was an applicable one based on hospital information.  Study population was patients who referred to a hospital poisoning department of Shiraz in 2012.  The medical records were checked up. Monthly stratified data was obtained from the statistics office and patient records (physician's orders and nursing notes) using a monthly systematic data collection randomly. Linear programming techniques using lingo version 8 software were performed to data analysis in order to calculating appropriate number of nurses.

Results: Two nurses in morning, two in evening, three in night and seven in all shifts were at least required nurses in the poisoning department of the general hospital. The number of available nurses was more than estimated number in the department.

Conclusion: The numbers of nurses were over the approximated number in the department in morning and evening shifts.  Besides, the estimated of nurses from quantitative methods such as linear programming were lower than those calculated experimentally by nursing managers. It is recommended to Hospital administrators considering these techniques calculation to achieve appropriate distribution of staff in departments.

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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: مدیریت منابع انسانی در بیمارستان
Received: 2014/08/19 | Accepted: 2015/06/17 | Published: 2015/08/19

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