Sufficient capacity is a basic condition for a hospital, to enable medical staff to provide responsible care on a daily basis. At the same time, all capacity comes with a price tag. Trends in health care require hospitals to make appropriate and efficient use of resources.
Making more capacity available than necessary may damage the hospital’s continuity. Too little capacity has a direct influence on the quality and safety of care, and patient satisfaction. Integral capacity management focuses on the optimal deployment of all capacities.