Essentials of Applied Quantitative Methods for Health Services Managers

15.1 The quantitative factors are: patient origin analysis (relative importance of each community to your organization), market share (relative importance of your organization to each community)

Patient origin analysis from A =

Patient zip code Number of visits % of total patient visits Cumulative percentage
North 45 8.8 8.8
South 159 31.0 39.8
East 65 12.7 52.50
West 145 28.3 80.80
Central 32 6.3 87.10
Upper 29 5.7 92.80
Lower 37 7.2 100
Total 512 100.0  

 

Market share (relative importance of your organization to each community)

Market share of hospital A=

Patient zip code Total patient in the zip code Patients from hospital a *100
North 308 45 6.844444
South 1016 159 6.389937
East 537 65 8.261538
West 421 145 2.903448
Central 325 32 10.15625
Upper 972 29 33.51724
Lower 116 37 3.135135

 

15.2 workings

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Size of the service area  in ten years =

Number of admissions ( 1000 of 102) = admissions in the 10th year.

Assuming 365 days a year, the bed occupancy is given as 78% and the average length of stay as 4.7 days. However, the formulae for obtaining bed occupancy is given by

Making the number of beds available as the subject of the formulae

=

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