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census

 
an official count. In the hospital setting, the total number of patients admitted to the facility by midnight, or sometimes at another time of the day or evening.
average daily census the average number of patients per day in a hospital over a given period of time; admitted patients and outpatients are counted separately.

cen·sus

(sen'sŭs),
An enumeration of a population, originally for taxation and military purposes, now with many other purposes; basic facts about all people (for example, age, gender, occupation, nature of residence) are recorded in the census, which often also includes some information about health status.
[L., fr. censeo, to count]

census

Etymology: L, censere, to assess
1 an enumeration of the population, usually conducted periodically as a function of an official agency. In addition to counting heads, the census often collects information about members of a household, sources of income, types of dwellings, and matters relating to the health of the community.
2 in the hospital setting, the number of patients in the hospital.

census

Hospital care
1. The number of inpatients–ie occupied beds in a service, unit, ward, or in the entire hospital or health care facility, exclusive of newborns.
2. A list of Pts in a service, unit, ward, or the entire hospital. See Bed. Cf Bypass.

cen·sus

(sen'sŭs)
An enumeration of a population, originally for taxation and military purposes, now with many other purposes; basic facts about all persons (e.g., age, sex, occupation, nature of residence) are recorded in the census, which often also includes some information about health status.
[L., fr. censeo, to count]

census

measurement of a parameter of population by total counts of individuals—a full muster.
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Combined mean occupancy rate was calculated as the sum of the mean average daily census values divided by the sum of the mean statistical beds over the three-year period prior to merger.
48, when average daily census rose to reported full capacity (Figure 1).
The cumulative average daily census during fiscal year July 1999-June 2000 was 14.
1) We conservatively assumed that rural hospitals interested in becoming a limited-service facility included those with average daily census of fewer than 10.
9%, respectively, which was the result of increases in average daily census and net revenue per patient day.
Although our average daily census for the first quarter of 2008 remained flat as compared to the first quarter of 2007, we did experience a 1.
25 billion with a collective average daily census of over 600 inpatients.
At the conclusion of the fourth quarter of 2005, VITAS reported an average daily census of 10,412.
At the conclusion of the third quarter of 2007, VITAS reported an average daily census of 11,529; VITAS served more than 63,000 patients throughout all of 2006.
Year-to-date, the hospital has had an average daily census of eight.