- •An acute medical unit (AMU) could improve patient flow and hospital quality of care.
- •Current literature shows an overall beneficial effect after implementation.
- •In the Netherlands, one-third of the hospitals have implemented an AMU.
- •Existing AMUs are designed heterogeneously, this calls for a uniform guideline.
- (1)Systematically provide an overview of current international literature regarding the effectiveness of AMUs
- (2)Give an overview of the current situation in the Netherlands
- (3)Make recommendations that could be used for future Dutch AMU guidelines
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