Patient Flow Measurement: Definitions, Application and Relevance for LMICs

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This briefing note summarizes the concepts, approaches, and benefits of patient flow in the US as a backdrop to exploring the use and relevance of patient flow analysis (PFA) in health care delivery across low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). It is meant to provide some basic understanding of PFA, its potential relevance in LMICs and the possible need for alternative metrics for measuring management in those settings.

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