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Average Daily Census - Rounding Numbers











































adults 75,600
pediatric 7,100
what was the average daily census for adult and year for a 365 day year rounded to a whole number

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Jun 04, 2011
Average Daily Census - Rounding Numbers
by: Staff


The question:

adults 75,600

pediatric 7,100

what was the average daily census for adult and year for a 365 day year rounded to a whole number

The answer:

Although the statement of the problem does not say, I assume the census numbers you provided are “Inpatient Service Days for the Year” for a medical facility (such as a hospital).


The definition of:

Average Daily Census

The average number of staffed beds that are occupied each day. The average daily census is calculated by dividing the total inpatient days by 365 days.

Source: Glossary of Terms & Definitions of Measures, http://www.cchsd.org/glossary.html

Based on this definition, we are going to divide the Adult Inpatient Service Days for the Year by 365, and then round to the nearest whole number:


Adult Average Daily Census = 75,600 ÷ 365

Adult Average Daily Census = 207.1232876712329

Round to the nearest whole number

Whole numbers are the set {0, 1, 2, 3, …, n}

For your problem, rounding to the nearest whole number means rounding to the nearest positive integer:

Adult Average Daily Census = 207

The final answer to your question is: Adult Average Daily Census = 207



Thanks for writing.

Staff
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