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Etymology: L, occupare, to take possession of
the ratio of average daily hospital census to the total number of beds maintained during the reporting period.

occupancy level

The proportion of beds in a hospital or ward which are in use at a particular time. Occupancy levels are calculated by dividing the number of acute beds occupied by patients by the total number of acute beds in hospital. The national average occupancy of 87% in the UK (compared to a national average occupancy of 78% in 1000 bed hospitals in USA and national average of 77% occupancy in Europe) is due to a policy to build smaller hospitals, which has considerable undesirable implications for staff and patients, and contributes to excess deaths for hospital inpatients.

Patient discussion about occupancy


A. How old are you now?
What are your interests?
Are you sure the problem getting a job is your speech and not the way to dress or present yourself?
What other jobs have you held in the past and what happened to them?
I can think of a few places I have run into people with speech problems, such as the cable man or a waitress at a local restaurant. Consider asking a speech therapist what kinds of jobs other people with your particular problem hold.

Q. How to not be stressed from my job? I have a very stressful job. I stay up all night thinking about my assignments for the next day. During work hours I barely eat and my boss yells at me all the time. What to do? This is affecting my family life since I take all my stress out on them?

A. If you like where you’re working but your job is too stressful, ask if the company can tailor the job to your skills or move you to a less pressured slot. If that doesn't help and the level of stress at your job is harming your health and your relationships, and you don’t see any prospect of real change, it may be time to move on.

Q. What kind of job would suit a person with a disability like arthritis? My Dad is settled in USA, and he suffers from Rheumatoid Arthritis. Can anyone suggest me a job which he can take up, which he can do, without too much of physical work? He is well educated and was a teacher in India, but he is waiting for his certificates to get to USA, to apply for teaching positions.

A. Assuming you don't consider teaching in a classroom too much physical work, he should probably wait for his teaching certificates to clear and then work as a teacher. I meas, why do you feel he should change his career?

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All rates are per person, based on double occupancy.
Occupancy as of YE 2005 is 87% compared to 93% at issuance.
Smith Travel Research data shows year-to-date occupancy through March 9, down only 3.
Prices start at $1,298 per person, double occupancy, including air fare from Los Angeles and airport transfers.
Features a one-bedroom villa; double Jacuzzi in room; two complimentary dinner show tickets; complimentary breakfast for two at poolside, Tuesday through Friday; located just one mile from Disney World; $99 per night, double occupancy, available seven days a week; effective immediately through Dec.
To sustain room rental revenues, maintenance of current occupancy levels is critical.
Over supply has tended to have much more of an impact on occupancy rates than lack of demand caused by a temporary downturn in the economy," he said.
Cost is $550 per person, double occupancy, and includes boat accommodations and all meals.
At May 31, 2006, Crane's Mill's ALU occupancy level was 92%, down from 96.
Cost is $3,995 per person, double occupancy, including air fare from Los Angeles, deluxe accommodations, most meals and guided game-viewing.
Occupancy has improved slightly to 91% as of YE 2005 compared with 89% at issuance.
Occupancy costs for Class A office space in Tokyo's Inner Central district leapt more than 27 percent in the last six months in U.