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Basic Allied Health Statistics And Analysis, Fourth Edition,By Koch – Test Bank
Chapter 6Indicate whether the statement is true or false. 
1. The number of days in the period is needed to compute the percent of occupancy.

2. When a hospital changes the official bed or bassinet count during a period, the formula will include the number of beds or bassinets for that period.

Indicate the answer choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. 
3. Identify the following formula:Occupancy rate (in decimal format) × number of days in a period / Average length of stay

4. Which of the following is not used to find inpatient bed occupancy percentage for a period?

5. A bed turnover rate provides the average number of times a bed is occupied by a patient during a specific time period.

6. When would a newborn be considered an A&D?

7. Which of the following is an example of a temporary bed.

8. Beds assigned for regular use by infants who were born during the current hospital stay are called ____.

9. A 250bed hospital has 200 beds occupied on January 16th. What is the daily inpatient bed occupancy percentage for January 16th? Round to two decimal places.

10. Which unit of measure denotes the presence of one inpatient bed, set up and either occupied or vacant in one 24hour period?

11. Identify the following formula:Total number of discharges (including deaths) for the period / Average bed count during the period

12. A hospital has 150 beds which are set up and staffed. An earthquake hits the area and all beds are occupied, plus three additional patients are admitted to a temporary room (first floor lounge). What is the hospital’s bed count that day?

13. To find the inpatient bed occupancy ratio for a period, what number makes up the numerator?

14. Healthy Hospital will be expanding its facility. The hospital will need additional beds. January 1 through June 30, the bed count was 65 beds. On July 1, an additional 15 beds were added. The total inpatient service days for adults and children for the first six months was 9,042. From July through December 31, 9,500 service days were provided. What was the inpatient bed occupancy percentage for the year?

15. Identify the following formula:Total inpatient service days for a period / Total IP bed count × number of days in a period × 100

16. Which term best defines the bed turnover rate

17. Which beds are included in a “bed complement” on any given day?

18. Which of the following newborn births would not be included in figuring percentage of bassinet occupancy?

19. Temporary beds are included in a hospitals bed count

20. Which of the following is not a “unit of measure”?

21. The usefulness of the Bed Turnover Rate include:

22. Bassinets are included in the calculation of the adult and children bed turnover rate.

23. What rate is used to indicate the percentage of the hospital’s beds occupied by inpatients for a given time period?

24. Which of the following is not used in figuring occupancy rates?

25. The general formula for determining a rate is the ratio of the number of times something happens to the number of times it could happen.

26. The bed turnover rate is a way for hospitals to measure utilization of beds and is expressed as a percentage.

27. To find the inpatient bed occupancy ratio for a day, what number is included in the denominator?

28. Which period has the best percentage of occupancy?January data indicates a different bassinet count for each of three periods – A, B, and C.Period A:Dates: January 1 – January 10Bed count = 12, Inpatient service days = 108Period B:Dates: January 11 – January 20Bed count = 15, Inpatient service days = 132Period C:Dates: January 21 – January 31Bed count = 10, Inpatient service days = 102

29. Identify the following formula:Daily NB census (IP Service Days) / NB bassinet count for that day × 100

30. Which of the following is used to calculate the percent of occupancy?

31. What is the period with the highest percent occupancy?St. John’s HospitalJanuary – February (nonleap year)Inpatient service days = 2500, Bed count = 50March – MayInpatient service days = 4518, Bed count = 55June – AugustInpatient service days = 5225, Bed count = 60September – DecemberInpatient service days = 4857, Bed count = 45

Indicate one or more answer choices that best complete the statement or answer the question. 
32. Which of the following is included in the inpatient bed counts? (Select all that apply)

Enter the appropriate word(s) to complete the statement. 
33. A change in bed count for a period of time must be considered when calculating the ______________________________. 
34. Another term for percent of occupancy is bed occupancy ____________________. 
35. The number of available beds, both occupied and vacant, is the _________________________. 
36. Healthy Hospital, a 150bed hospital, discharged 5,250 patients during the year. The average length of stay for these patients was 8 days, and the bed occupancy rate was 74%. The indirect bed turnover rate, correct to one decimal place, is ____________________. 
37. Determine the percentage of occupancy for January through May to two decimal places.St. John’s HospitalJanuary – February (nonleap year)Inpatient service days = 2500, Bed count = 50March – MayInpatient service days = 4518, Bed count = 55June – AugustInpatient service days = 5225, Bed count = 60September – DecemberInpatient service days = 4857, Bed count = 45 
38. Determine the percentage of occupancy for the year to two decimal places.St. John’s HospitalJanuary – February (nonleap year)Inpatient service days = 2500, Bed count = 50March – MayInpatient service days = 4518, Bed count = 55June – AugustInpatient service days = 5225, Bed count = 60September – DecemberInpatient service days = 4857, Bed count = 45 
39. Determine the percentage of occupancy for September through December to two decimal places.St. John’s HospitalJanuary – February (nonleap year):Inpatient service days = 2,500, Bed count = 50March – May:Inpatient service days = 4,518, Bed count = 55June – August:Inpatient service days = 5,225, Bed count = 60September – December:Inpatient service days = 4,857, Bed count = 45 
Answer Key
1. True 
2. True 
3. a 
4. d 
5. a 
6. d 
7. d 
8. c 
9. b 
10. c 
11. a 
12. a 
13. b 
14. c 
15. a 
16. a 
17. e 
18. d 
19. b 
20. d 
21. d 
22. b 
23. d 
24. c 
25. a 
26. b 
27. a 
28. c 
29. c 
30. b 
31. c 
32. d, e 
33. percent of occupancybed occupancy rate 
34. ratio 
35. bed count 
36. 33.8%33.8 
37. 87.62%87.62 
38. 89.91%89.91 
39. 88.47%88.47 
Chapter 7
Indicate whether the statement is true or false. 
1. Discharge days are needed to calculate the inpatient service days.

2. An inpatient death is not considered a discharge.

3. Inpatient service days and discharge days are interchangeable.

4. Discharge days are needed to calculate the average length of stay.

5. The Average Length of Stay calculation includes Adults, Children, and Newborns.

6. A patient who leaves without an order for discharge is considered an AMA (against medical advice).

7. Inpatient service days are determined postdischarge.

8. At the end of the year an inpatient will not have discharge days calculated at the end of the year.

Indicate the answer choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. 
9. The average number of days of service rendered to each inpatient discharged during a given period is ____.

10. A patient was admitted on March 24 and discharged April 9. How many patient days of care were rendered?

11. Which term identifies the number of days from admission to discharge?

12. Which of the following is incorrect with regard to length of stay?

13. When figuring the length of stay, which day is not included?

14. Which term is used to describe the number of calendar days a patient is an inpatient in the hospital?

15. A day occurring after the admission of and prior to the discharge of a hospital inpatient who is not present at the census taking hour is called ____.

16. How would you calculate the average length of stay?

17. A patient is admitted to the hospital at 1:00 AM and dies 2 hours later. The length of stay would be computed as ____.

18. Healthy Hospital will be expanding its facility. The hospital will need additional beds. January 1 through June 30, the bed count was 65 beds. On July 1, an additional 15 beds were added. The total inpatient service days for adults and children for the first six months was 9,042. From July through December 31, 9,500 service days were provided. What was the inpatient bed occupancy percentage for the year?

19. Discharge days are ____.

20. Which of the following terms is synonymous with discharge days?

21. Which is needed to compute the average length of stay?

22. The sum of the days’ stay of any group of inpatients discharged during a specific period of time is ____.

23. Identify the following formula:Total length of stay for a given period / Total number of discharges, including deaths for the same period

24. Synonymous terms for length of stay include:

25. Identify the following formula:Total length of stay (discharge days) / Total discharges (including deaths)

26. A patient is admitted to Healthy Hospital on September 12, 2012 and expires on March 21, 2013 (a nonleap year). The patient will ____.

27. A patient is admitted to the hospital at 8:00 AM and is discharged at 8:00 PM the same day. The length of stay would be computed as ____.

28. When does a patient not have any discharge days at the end of the year?

29. Which is used in calculating the length of stay?

30. Identify the following formula:Total newborn discharge days / Total newborn discharges (including deaths)

31. Five patients stayed in the Rehab hospital for a total of 135 days. Which term would be used to describe the result of the calculation 135 divided by 5?

32. Which is used in figuring length of stay? Total ____.

33. Using the data provided by Western Hospital for October 2013, which quarter has the longest average length of stay?Bay Side Hospital Newborn Statistics 2013Quarter Discharges Discharge DaysFirst Quarter (JanuaryMarch) 327 933Second Quarter (AprilJune) 414 1363Third Quarter (JulySeptember) 572 1646Fourth Quarter (October – December) 485 1461

Enter the appropriate word(s) to complete the statement. 
34. The length of stay for admission 122613 to discharge 020914 is ____________________. 
35. The length of stay for admission 070113 to discharge 070213 is ____________________. 
36. The length of stay for admission 080213 to discharge 080213 is ____________________. 
37. The length of stay for admission 121213 to discharge 010514 is ____________________. 
38. Using the data provided by Bay Side Hospital for 2013, calculate the average length of stay for the entire year? Round to one decimal place.Bay Side Hospital Newborn Statistics 2013Quarter Discharges Discharge DaysFirst Quarter (JanuaryMarch) 327 933Second Quarter (AprilJune) 414 1363Third Quarter (JulySeptember) 572 1646Fourth Quarter (October – December) 485 1461 
39. Using the data provided by Bay Side Hospital for 2013, calculate the average length of stay for the First Quarter? Round to one decimal place.Bay Side Hospital Newborn Statistics 2013Quarter Discharges Discharge DaysFirst Quarter (JanuaryMarch) 327 933Second Quarter (AprilJune) 414 1363Third Quarter (JulySeptember) 572 1646Fourth Quarter (October – December) 485 1461 
40. Using the data provided by Western Hospital for October 2013, calculate the average length of stay for the Orthopedic Department? Round to one decimal place.Western HospitalOctober 2013Department Discharges Discharge DaysMedicine 1,550 8.427Surgery 1,495 7,752Hematology/Oncology 864 6,587Orthopedic 650 6,781 
41. Using the data provided by Western Hospital for October 2013, calculate the average length of stay for the Hematology/Oncology Department? Round to one decimal place.Western HospitalOctober 2013Department Discharges Discharge DaysMedicine 1,550 8,427Surgery 1,495 7,752Hematology/Oncology 864 6,587Orthopedic 650 6,781 
42. Determine the total length of stay for this group of patients:Brad Pitt adm 12/1/99 – dis 12/12/99Julia Roberts adm 12/12/99 – dis 12/13/99George W. Bush adm 12/13/99 – dis 1/4/2000Snow White adm 1/4/2000 – dis 1/4/2000Ernest Hemingway adm 12/13/99 – dis 1/9/2000 
43. Using the data provided by Western Hospital for October 2013, calculate the average length of stay for the Medicine Department? Round to one decimal place.Western HospitalOctober 2013Department Discharges Discharge DaysMedicine 1,550 8,427Surgery 1,495 7,752Hematology/Oncology 864 6,587Orthopedic 650 6,781 
44. Using the data provided by Bay Side Hospital for 2013, calculate the average length of stay for the first half of the year (January – June)? Round to one decimal place.Bay Side Hospital Newborn Statistics 2013Quarter Discharges Discharge DaysFirst Quarter (JanuaryMarch) 327 933Second Quarter (AprilJune) 414 1363Third Quarter (JulySeptember) 572 1646Fourth Quarter (October – December) 485 1461 
45. Using the data provided by Western Hospital for October 2013, calculate the average length of stay for the Surgery Department? Round to one decimal place.Western HospitalOctober 2013Department Discharges Discharge DaysMedicine 1,550 8,427Surgery 1,495 7,752Hematology/Oncology 864 6,587Orthopedic 650 6,781 
46. Using the following data for a hospital during the month of February, what is the average length of stay for newborns?Newborn service days = 510Newborn discharge days = 560Newborn discharges = 140Births = 135 
47. In January, a hospital reported 794 discharge days for adults and children. During the month, 142 adults and children were discharged. What was the average length of stay (rounded to one decimal place) for the month of January? 
Answer Key
1. False 
2. False 
3. False 
4. True 
5. False 
6. True 
7. False 
8. True 
9. c 
10. c 
11. e 
12. e 
13. b 
14. b 
15. b 
16. a 
17. b 
18. c 
19. d 
20. d 
21. b 
22. a 
23. a 
24. e 
25. d 
26. c 
27. c 
28. a 
29. d 
30. a 
31. a 
32. d 
33. b 
34. 4545 days 
35. 11 day 
36. 11 day 
37. 2424 days 
38. 3.03.0 days 
39. 2.92.9 days 
40. 10.410.4 days 
41. 7.67.6 days 
42. 6262 days 
43. 5.45.4 days 
44. 3.13.1 days 
45. 5.25.2 days 
46. 44 days 
47. 5.65.6 days 