Appropriate Hospital Beds

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There are many barriers that arise when searching for a solution for lack of appropriate beds. Some include; not enough beds, an influx of elderly people, out of date infrastructure, and lack of hospital and personal funds. “Hospital beds are our choke points in the system; with a fixed number of beds, they limit the number of admissions” (Sutherland and Crump, 2013, p.27). The obvious solution would be to build more beds; however, this is a temporary, and costly fix (Sutherland and Crump, 2014, p. 28). This does not address the underlying problem of discharging patients into alternative care facilities. The new beds could potentially be filed with more ALC patients so building more beds just exacerbates the situation (Sutherland and Crump,
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