# Math - Calculate Inpatient Days

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Sunshine Hospital had 250 patients in the hospital at midnight on October 15. They admitted 30 patients on October 16 (12 to ICU, 5 to PACU, 8 to surgery, and 5 to OB) and discharged 40 patients (including deaths). Two patients were both admitted and discharged on October 16. What was the total number of inpatient service days for October 16?

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 May 26, 2011 inpatient service days by: Anonymous The hospital daily census reports show that the inpatient census at midnight was 67. Two patients were admitted yesterday morning. One patient admitted died 2 hours later; the second patient was discharged and transferred to another facility yesterday afternoon. What would be the inpatient service days for yesterday?

 May 27, 2011 Inpatient Service Days by: Staff The question: May 26, 2011 inpatient service days NEW by: Anonymous The hospital daily census reports show that the inpatient census at midnight was 67. Two patients were admitted yesterday morning. One patient admitted died 2 hours later; the second patient was discharged and transferred to another facility yesterday afternoon. What would be the inpatient service days for yesterday? The answer: Definition of inpatient service days: The total number of patient days for an inpatient episode. The duration of an inpatient's hospitalization is considered to be one day if he is admitted and discharged on the same day and also if he is admitted on one day and discharged the next day. The day of admission should be counted but not the day of discharge. Source: HEALTHCARE STATISTICS, http://www.scribd.com/doc/48701627/Healthcare-Statistics (2 patients were admitted and discharged (transferred or died) yesterday.) 67 . . . xx/xx – midnight yesterday (beginning of the day, yesterday) +2 . . . xx/xx - admitted yesterday morning -1 . . . xx/xx – died yesterday (only in hospital 2 hours) -1 . . . xx/xx – transferred out yesterday (afternoon) ----- 0 net change in patients for yesterday 67 . . . yy/yy – midnight today (beginning of the day, today) inpatient service days for yesterday = 67 + 2 = 69 Thanks for writing. Staff www.solving-math-problems.com

 Feb 22, 2012 Inpatient headcount at midnight by: Anonymous What should be the answer if we want to know about inpatient headcount at midnight on 16?

 Feb 22, 2012 Inpatient headcount at midnight by: Staff The answer on 2/22/2012: Sunshine Hospital had 250 patients in the hospital at midnight on October 15. They admitted 30 patients on October 16 (12 to ICU, 5 to PACU, 8 to surgery, and 5 to OB) and discharged 40 patients (including deaths). Two patients were both admitted and discharged on October 16.The inpatient head count at midnight on Oct 16 is: 240Inpatient census (midnight, Oct 15)        250+ Patients Admitted on Oct 16              + 30- Patients Discharged/died on Oct 16      - 40                                                          -------Inpatient census (midnight, Oct 16)        240The two patients admitted and discharged on Oct 16th do not show up in the midnight census.However, the two patients admitted and discharged on Oct 16th are included in the Daily Inpatient Census for Oct 16th.+ Number of Patients both Admitted and discharged/died on Oct 16              + 2                                                         -------Daily Inpatient Census for Oct 16          242

 Dec 06, 2012 Annual Inpatient service days by: Anonymous How do you calculate inpatient service days annually?

 Dec 08, 2012 Annual Inpatient service days by: Staff To calculate the inpatient service days for any time period (weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually, etc.), add all of the daily inpatient service days for that time period. If you already know the total inpatient service days by month, add the monthly figures together to arrive at an annual figure. If you already know the total inpatient service days by quarter, add the quarterly totals to compute the annual figure. Why can you add the totals for different time periods? Inpatient service days are calculated on a daily basis. The methodology used for these daily calculations is designed to ensure that double counting does not occur and that nothing is left out. For example, the census-taking time is always the same time each day (usually midnight); when a patient is admitted, the day of admission is counted as an inpatient service day, but the day of discharge is not counted; etc. Do not need to be concerned that, somehow, you must take all these idiosyncrasies into account all over again. Just add the daily inpatient service days together.

 Feb 04, 2013 ICU unit inpatient service days by: Anonymous How do you calculate inpatient service days for just a particular unit such as ICU?

 Feb 07, 2013 ICU unit inpatient service days by: Staff Each PCU will routinely report the number of patients admitted to that PCU, discharged from that PCU, and/or transferred in or out that day. As far as I know, the calculation of inpatient service days for a particular unit such as ICU or surgery is the same as the hospital as a whole. inpatient service days = beginning count + additions - discharges (where the patients discharged were admitted on a prior day) + patients admitted & discharged the same day + transfers in - transfers out. The real issue is identifying intra-hospital transfers. Patients sent to surgery from another patient care unit will probably be transferred back (out of surgery) the same day. A transfer out of a particular PCU will be recorded as a transfer into the receiving PCU. Intra-hospital patient transfers from one PCU to another will zero out for the hospital as a whole.

 Feb 13, 2013 Inpatient Service days and daily census by: Anonymous by this calculation; you meant daily inpatient census equals inpatient service days, right?

 Jul 16, 2016 POINTS TO REMEMBER NEW by: DR B GHATAK 1) DAY WILL START FROM, AS FOR EXAMPLE 01.01.2016 7-00 AM T0 NEXT DAY ie. 06-59.59 AM. 2)EASIEST WAY OF CALCULATION IS NUMBER OF PATIENT OCCUPYING THE BED AT 06-59.59 AM.PLUS NUMBER OF PATIENTS SEPARTED SINCE 7-00 AM OF 0I.0I.2016.TO 06-59.59 AM OF 06-59.59 AM by way of discharge,death, refer, dorb, or absconding etc.

 Jun 22, 2017 how to calculate count inpatient days over a period of time NEW by: Anonymous I want to ask how to calculate count inpatient days over a period of time on monthly basis not for one day only please? as well can you give me an example on how to measure it? thank you

 Oct 31, 2017 Healthcare Stats NEW by: Anonymous If you are given 20, 932 A & C discharges, a total of 136 330 days rendered to these patients. Inpatient Service Days for the year were 136 651. How do you compute the average daily census for the year?

 Oct 28, 2018 excellent job NEW by: Anonymous I'm glad fine you guys. it help me a lot!!!

 Nov 04, 2018 Calculating patient days when we dont have daily census. NEW by: Dr Rupesh 1. Kindly tell me how to calculate total patient days for a period say for a month if we dont have daily census data(ie count of pts at a particular time, usually midnight)? We have individual patients' date of admission and date of discharge only. 2. Also in another scenario we have total no of admissions for each day in a month and daily number of discharges. Can we calculate patient days in this scenario?

 Jan 01, 2019 INPATIENT SERVICE DAYS by: Anonymous how do you calculate inpatient service days monthly?

 Aug 28, 2019 in patients count from discharges NEW by: Anonymous how to calculate inpatients if we have only discharge datails

 Oct 26, 2020 Hcm NEW by: Anonymous Using the data from western hospital calculate the icu impatient service days for March 2nd Western hospital March 1st census: 321 March 2nd Admission: 73 Discharge: 24 Admission and discharges: 3 Hospital intensive care unit: March 1st census: 12 March 2nd Admission: 4 Discharge: 3 Admission and discharge:1

 Jan 10, 2022 Hsh NEW by: Anonymous Nsns