New Methodology for Analyzing Fluctuating Unit Activity

Jacobson, Ann K.; Seltzer, Joyce E.; Darn, Eric J.
January 1999
Nursing Economic$;Jan/Feb99, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p55
Academic Journal
Presents a method for examining patient turnover in hospitals. Changes in admission and discharge practices; Frequency of turnover of inpatients with shorter lengths of stay; Determination of average daily census and percent of unit occupancy; Development of model illustrating difference between actual midnight census and daily `total treated' patients.


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