patient day

patient day (P.D.)

a unit in a system of accounting used by health care facilities and health care planners. Each day represents a unit of time during which the services of the institution or facility are used by a patient; thus 50 patients in a hospital for 1 day would represent 50 patient days.

patient day

The basic time unit for calculating the cost of keeping a patient in a hospital for one day.

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Q. Why these days in spite of the awareness and knowledge about ADHD, the ADHD patients are on the rise?

A. No …it’s not. I think this growing awareness has made the diagnosis easy and helpful. As previous parents never used to take their child serious for the possibility of any psychological disorders but now they do. Moreover regarding ADHD, now the school teacher and anyone who deals with child are trained to identify the child in their training. Even growing awareness has also paves way for treatment at the correct time before it gets severe.

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They have advised me that we have Nursing Hours Per Patient Day (NHPPD).
A patient day was counted for each day that a patient was in the ICU during the audit.
In a recent study, research identified that Magnet hospitals have a five percent lower fall rates than non-Magnet hospitals, and that Magnet hospitals had higher hours per patient day rates (Lake, Shang, Klaus, & Dunton, 2010).
Nurse staffing can be measured as full-time equivalent employment (FTEE), nursing hours per patient day, share of registered nurses in total nursing staff, nurse-to-patient ratios, or other metrics.
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55 per Medicaid patient day--18% higher than last year's reported average shortfall of just less than $10 per Medicaid patient day and a 28% increase since 1999.
9 minutes per patient day, relative to their average in 2000 of about 3 and one-half hours of nursing time per patient day.

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