essentials applied quantitative methods health service managers

EXERCISES

  • 15-1 Using the following data set on hospital admissions, define the service area for Hospital A, based only on quantitative factors (Table 15-5).
  • 15-2 Compute the target bed capacity of Cheswick Community Hospital 10 years from now, based on the following information: Assume current population of Cheswick Community Hospital’s service area = 145,000 Assume projected population increase of 8% in service area over the next 10 years.

    Table 15-5 Hospital Admissions, by Community

    Community

    Hospital A

    Hospital B

    Hospital C

    Other Hospitals

    North

     45

     64

     76

    123

    South

    159

    324

     12

    521

    East

     65

     24

    137

    311

    West

    145

     68

     95

    113

    Central

     32

     56

     78

    159

    Upper

     29

     84

     45

    814

    Lower

     37

     14

      8

     57

    Assume a future admission rate per 1000 of 102. Assume average length of stay of 4.7 days in 10 years. Assume a target occupancy rate of 78% in 10 years.

  • 15-3 Newgroveton is a community of 445,000. In the most recent year, there were 750 new cases of disease A in the community. Assume the expected incidence rate for disease A is 245 per 100,000 people. Was the community’s experience better or worse than expected? Explain your answer.

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