Pull or Push #5: Maternity wards in hospitals

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On Monday, we described a pull system in a factory and how it differed from a push system often used by software teams. We are following that post with a 10-day series looking at push and pull systems in everyday life, asking what you think and offering our thoughts.

Scenario number 5 is maternity wards in hospitals

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Our thoughts

Definitely a PUSH system in more ways than one! There is no way of limiting the amount of expectant mothers entering the hospital. “Take a ticket and join the queue” isn’t going to work here.

Although some amount of regulation can be implemented through booking in caesareans and inducements.


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