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"TrolleyGAR" - Let's Change The Debate

16 August 2016

Over recent years the Irish Health system has intensified the use of metrics to improve performance and has been successful in helping to embed a culture of decision making on the basis of data rather than on intuition or precedent.

One of the metrics used is the three times daily count of trolley numbers in our acute hospitals called “Trolley Gar” which reflects the count of patient numbers on trolleys at 8 am, 2 pm and 8 pm daily. Unfortunately these data and specifically the trolley count at 8am, has become the touchstone for the health service and is often used opportunistically by various stakeholders to criticize the Minister, the HSE and various other leaders responsible for the delivery of the health system.  Read more>>

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