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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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Before we derive the occupancy schedules with the electricity consumption in the building, it is required to understand the occupancy effect on building energy consumption.
The implicit method does not measure occupancy rate directly but measures other parameters that are correlated with occupancy.
Singapore ranked ninth with an occupancy cost of $139.
conference call with industry leaders, noted that her company is seeing higher occupancy rates for "Class A"--the very best operated--assisted living companies.
North America was responsible for two markets with occupancy costs growing above 30% per year--Downtown Manhattan and Honolulu; while Eastern Europe (Sofia) and the Middle East (Abu Dhabi) have one each.
Assisted living occupancy also seemed to have stabilized during the third quarter, as did monthly net move-in rates--that is, move-ins less move-outs.
Occupancy at June 2006 remains in line with year-end 2005 occupancy at 92%.
In this paper, the effect of using different alternatives to account for the occupancy variable in data-driven modeling of building energy use is investigated, and the resulting uncertainty in the predictions is presented.
The Harlem townhouse market can be split into two distinct categories, those that have a legitimate, legal certificate of occupancy (C of O), and those that still hold SRO (single room occupancy) status.
For instance, more than 3,200 properties in all seniors housing and care sectors--accounting for more than a third of a million units--reported their first-quarter 2002 occupancy rates to NIC.
The Clift Hotel is featuring rooms, single or double occupancy, for $185 per night, including valet parking, through Aug.
Occupancy at the property has rebounded to 92% as of June 2006 from 63% at year-end (YE) 2005.