Lessons microhospitals can teach your organization
Many healthcare organizations are developing microhospitals, which are smaller facilities that focus on noncritical patients and are often combined with primary care or specialty practices. Even if your organization isn’t creating its own microhospital, the lessons learned from their implementation can apply to any health system.
According to an article from Hospitals & Health Networks, microhospitals are designed as a lower-cost alternative to a standard hospital, addressing patients with less critical needs in a more intimate setting.
Usually, microhospitals have:
eight to 10 inpatient beds
eight to 10 emergency department treatment bays
a small imaging and diagnostic suite, and
support functions (e.g., dietary and pharmacy services).