Shouldice Hospital Case

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1.) How well is the hospital currently utilizing its bed? 90 beds x 7 days/ week = 630 beds available in a week
30 patients x 3 days x 5 days per week = 450 beds utilized 450 beds utilized / 630 availble beds = 71.43% The hospital is currently utilizing 71.43% of their beds, this is actually an ideal operating point. To increase its rate of utilization might decrease the service quality. 2.) Develop a similar table to show the effects of adding operations on Saturday. (Assume that 30 operations would still be performed each day.) Check-in Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Monday 30 30 30
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Their existing system and reputation have already set them apart as a market leader and has proven to be a profitable setup. However, there is still an unmet demand. Option 1 to add 50% more beds may not be beneficial if we don't also increase operation. Increasing the number of bed by 50% would not be advisable unless they would add more surgeons and operating rooms because the existing operating

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