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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 231-233

Bed utilization indices at a tertiary care hospital in Goa: An eight year trend analysis


Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Goa Medical College, Bambolim, Goa, 403202, India

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F S Vaz
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Goa Medical College, Bambolim, Goa, 403202
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A retrospective data analysis of records from medical records department of Goa Medical College Hospital was done to analyse the trends of various bed utilisation indices from 1999 - 2006. Average length of stay, bed occupancy rate, turnover interval and bed turnover ratio were the indices calculated. During the eight year period from 1999 to 2006, the average length of stay for the entire hospital registered a small decline from 6.23 to 5.51 days, the overall bed occupancy rate increased from 72.13% to 83.12% and the bed turnover interval declined from 2.41 days to 1.12 days. The Orthopaedics ward had the highest increase in bed occupancy and also fastest decline in turnover interval in 2006. Bed utilization indices are an objective measure of the efficiency of the hospital management system.


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