# Formula for Inpatient Census

The inpatient census for University Hospital at midnight on May 1 was 268 and the daily inpatient census for May was 270. On May 2, 16 patients were admitted, 9 were discharged, and 2 were admitted and discharged on the same day.

Which formula would you use to calculate the daily inpatient census?

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 May 01, 2012 Formula for Inpatient Census by: Staff Question:The inpatient census for University Hospital at midnight on May 1 was 268 and the daily inpatient census for May was 270. On May 2, 16 patients were admitted, 9 were discharged, and 2 were admitted and discharged on the same day.Which formula would you use to calculate the daily inpatient census?Answer:There is a difference between the (1) Inpatient Census and the (2) Daily Inpatient Census:• Inpatient Census: The NUMBER of inpatients COUNTED at a PARTICULAR TIME (usually 11:59 pm)The 11:59 pm (midnight) Inpatient Census is the starting point for the next day.• Daily Inpatient Census: the NUMBER of inpatients TREATED during the LAST 24 HOURS The 11:59 pm (midnight) Inpatient Census taken on May 1st is the starting point for the next day (May 2nd).Calculate the Inpatient Census at 11:59 pm on May 2nd as follows: 268      Inpatient census (11:59 pm, May 1st) + 16      + Patients Admitted on May 2nd -    9      -  Patients Discharged/died on May 2nd ------- 275      Inpatient census (11:59 pm, May 2nd ) Daily Inpatient Census (Service Days) for May 2nd as follows: 275     Inpatient census (11:59 pm, May 2nd )            + Number of Patients both Admitted +  2      and discharged/died on May 2nd ------- 277      Daily Inpatient Census for May 2nd Here is a link to a handy excel form which will make these calculations for you automatically.http://frankenmod.web.officelive.com/Documents/Monthly%20Compilation%20of%20Inpatient%20Census%20and%20Service%20Days.xlsx Thanks for writing. Staff www.solving-math-problems.com

 Sep 20, 2012 Thank You!!! by: Anonymous thank you so much. This literally helped me understand so much better. My book didnt break it down like this and I was having serious difficulty with my homework problems. Thanks Again!!!

 Mar 02, 2013 Link won't work to the excel by: Anonymous Link will not work to get to the excel sheet for the calculation. help

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 Jun 14, 2015 Thank you by: Anonymous Oh my gosh - this really clarified the differences in the census terminology. Thank you so much.

 Feb 02, 2020 Inpatient Service day Calculation NEW by: Anonymous can someone please solve my question The inpatient census on January 4th at 12:01 a.m. for the medicine unit is 32. Following the census, three patients were admitted and one of those patients died. One other patient was discharged home on January 4th at 6 p.m. What are the inpatient service days for January 4th my answer is 34 because i am assuming with understanding that one of the patient out of three admitted died on same day. Please confirm the answer

 Jul 05, 2021 Formula for computing inpatient census and daily inpatient census by: Celaphia Formula for computing inpatient census and daily inpatient census

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