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Formula for Inpatient Census
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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
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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

Mar 04, 2013
Excel Form
by: Staff

You may be able to download the excel spread sheet here. However, the download does contain adware (according to my antivirus sofware warning)


http://ebookbrowse.com/monthly-compilation-of-inpatient-census-and-service-days-xls-d233558770


If you are definitely determined to have this inpatient spread sheet, and cannot download it from the URL above, I can send it to you by email.

If you would like it emailed to you, send your email address, along with a request for the excel spreadsheet, to:

math-ques@solving-math-problems.com


Thanks for writing.

Staff
www.solving-math-problems.com


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