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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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For both personnel and nurses per average daily census, differences between pre- and postmerger slopes were negative and significant.
If we assume an average daily census at the RPCH of six (a census equal to the maximum number of licensed acute beds), an average LOS of 4 days, and an exceptions review request rate of 15 percent, the number of reviews that would be requested per facility per year is 82.
* The budgeted average daily census is not available at the time of this report.
After being asked how many participants the center was licensed to serve, each center director was asked: "In your opinion, what is the total number of participants able to be served in the present location with current staffing levels?" Responses to this question (reported capacity) from the 22 responding centers (for which complete fiscal data were also available) and their reported average daily census were used to build an index of the percent of service capacity at which the center was operating.
An average daily census (ADC) of 38 patients is planned, along with 9% nonproductive time based on historic data (indicated in the below calculation as 0.91).
The article dealt with the Veteran Administration's selection of seven national chains for all of its contracted business (accounting for an average daily census of 9,000), based on their broad geographic coverage.
The average licensed bed count of all hospitals was 303 beds (range 73-519) and the average daily census ranged from 161.9 in 2007 to 150.6 in 2010 (see Table 2).
Successful service design and marketing are critical to keeping the average daily census up.
When looking for industry comparable metrics, a decision was made to use average daily census (ADC) as a common measuring unit.
Control variables ([X.sub.it]) include total beds, volume of inpatient surgeries, average daily census, average length-of-stay, the presence of a neonatal intensive care unit (a proxy for the technological intensity of the hospital), and the presence of an affiliated nursing unit.
The 2007 budgeted patient days result in an average daily census of 260.
The sample size was based on each unit's average daily census and staffing.