Hospital Occupancy — Bed Complement
A hospital, like any facility or subfacility providing services on an unscheduled basis, must balance the productivity of high utilization with the probability of being fully occupied and having to refuse service. The administrator has essentially three controls upon these two measures: the bed complement, the admissions of elective patients, and the length of stay of patients within the hospital. These problems of management are complicated by various restrictions placed upon beds which prevent their use by all patients and thus increase the necessary number of beds. For example, use of.beds is restricted by sex, age (pediatric, adult), service (medical, surgical, etc.), privacy (private, semi-private, ward), and other features (intensive care units, psychiatric, perinatal, etc.).
KeywordsElective Patient Elective Admission Obstetric Facility Cardiac Ward Hospital Occupancy
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