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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Primary Measures of Crowding/Workload & Patient Complexity

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Each of the following vary day to day, and were measured at various levels of aggregation, i.e., for various work units:

  • Census/Occupancy rates
  • Throughput (admissions/discharges)
  • Patients per nurse
  • Weighted Census (Sum of DRG weights)

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