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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A patient day in 1991 is clearly not the same as a patient day in 1982.
After implementation of the co-manager model, the following trends in the supply of nursing labor were observed: the turnover rate, whether standardized by the number of FTEs or the actual number of employees, declined; the number of hours per patient day decreased for charge nurses and increased for staff nurses.
4) To see the effect of changing the unit of measurement, we perform this aggregation using both patient and patient day as the unit of measurement.
Moreover, many argue that the cost per patient day allocation factor ignores case mix differences and assumes all patients consume the same amount of nursing resources for each day in the hospital (Caterinicchio & Davies, 1983; Mowry & Korpman, 1985; Wilson, Prescott, & Aleksandrowicz, 1988).
Under PPS, payment for Part A patients will be all-inclusive for a patient day, covering all ancillary services the Part A patient may use.
A rigid approach to defining programs based strictly on absolute nursing hours per patient day fails to consider the interplay of these variables, can cause over-investment in payroll, and create programs which are not responsive to the market.
Operations Advisor provides comparative information, actionable plans and ongoing training and support to help hospitals boost productivity and decrease supply expenses and labor expense per patient day, increasing operating margins and streamlining budget processes.
Hospital characteristics included hospital size (number of staff beds), type of ownership, nursing care hours per patient day (registered nurse [RN] and licensed practical nurse [LPN]/licensed vocational nurses [LVNs] full-time equivalent [FTE] x 1,768/adjusted patient days), professional skill mix (FTE'of RNs/FTE of RNs, LPNs, LVNs x 100), hospital-filled capacity (average daily census/total hospital beds x 100), teaching status (number of medical/dental residents and fellows divided by hospital size), and case mix.
OTCBB: NMRD) has presented positive interim analysis of clinical data from its ongoing 540 patient day clinical program of Type I and Type II diabetic Patients using the company's sugarBEAT CGM System as a minimally invasive, wireless continuous glucose monitoring system.
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).

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