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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.
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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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According to the results from the case study at the office building, the occupancy rate is directly related to plug-load consumption ([R.sup.2] = 87%).
The implicit method does not measure occupancy rate directly but measures other parameters that are correlated with occupancy.
Egypt's hotel occupancy rate appears to have stabilized around 40 per cent over the last three months, well below levels seen at the same time last year.
Cairo had the lowest hotel occupancy rate at 28 percent in the first quarter as Amman posted the steepest drop of 22 percent during the same period.
"However, tight market conditions, strong demand for high quality space and low levels of new construction continue to drive up occupancy costs in many prime office markets across the globe."
While occupancy at central London hotels has seen a maximum of 87 percent, the hotels around London Heathrow Airport have reported occupancy of 79.6 percent for the period, for an ADR of GBP85.05, and those around Gatwick have registered an occupancy of 75.9 percent for the period, with an ADR of GBP66.04.
When a building suddenly shifts occupancy, such as during lunch or at the end of the day, HVAC systems can continue to run at higher levels than necessary, wasting energy in empty spaces.
Six major markets with low occupancy rates in May 2010-89.8 percent to 92 percent-increased their occupancy levels between 142.5 and 333.4 basis points.
Kingdom-wide, the highest rate of hotel room occupancy was recorded in April of 2010, when the number of sold rooms hit 2.67 million at
The highest rate of occupancy was for properties of 150 to 299 rooms, in which the occupancy rate reached 56.6 per cent, those with 80 to 149 rooms reached 51.1 percent.
"That assures us occupancy and allows us to raise our rates." Healthy occupancy rates are key to an industry marked by high operating costs, especially in Chile, where exchange rates over the last few years have jacked up costs associated with hosting a visitor by as much as 30%, Magnani says.