occupied bed days


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occupied bed days

A UK hospital statistic defined as the days for a specialty/significant facility over a fixed period of time, calculated as the sum of the number of occupied beds for each day of the period.
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She said: "Good progress has been made since then, with the data for September showing the number of occupied bed days has fallen by nearly 4500 compared with the same month last year.
That was particularly associated with emergency acutely ill patients, particularly the elderly, with increased lengths of stay that therefore made the number of occupied bed days increase significantly - to unprecedented levels.
The BPF calculates nursing hours per patient day for each inpatient ward or unit and utilises occupied bed days as a demand indicator.
The current study started in 2009 in response to what was perceived by senior nurses as inaccuracies in occupied bed days and occupancy data.
In addition, to clarify how the related issue of occupancy is calculated, initial discussions were held with divisional Business Managers and subsequently with a senior Financial Manager to determine where they sourced their information about occupied bed days and occupancy data for their monthly financial reports.
On the other hand, business managers advised the data source for occupied bed days, and therefore the occupancy rate, is generated from the hospital's Patient Information System.
While North Wales' hospitals could be almost 4% busier by 2015, figures suggest a net reduction in occupied bed days of just over 8% in the same period.
Nationally, fractured neck of femur (broken hip) appears in the top 10 primary diagnosis for hospital occupied bed days.
Databases enabled medical bed days to be analysed separately for admissions, discharges and occupied bed days.
Medical admissions and occupied bed days for elderly residents of Oxfordshire and the neighbouring health authority were tabulated separately for each practice within each hospital.
In terms of occupied bed days, acute hospitals like the Royal Gwent at Newport are the busiest in Wales, but infection rates are now only two thirds the Welsh average and below half the average levels of hospitals in England.