Medicine beds occupied by transferrable patients
|Indicator:||Beds occupied by transferrable patients (Medicine)|
|Reports:||Directors Quarterly and Annual Report (Medicine)|
- Default form:
Usually used in aggregate form as "per location" and/or "per timeframe", e.g. by month/quarter/year x Ward/Unit x Hospital.
Beds Occupied by Transferable Patients is the average number of Medicine beds occupied per day by patients no longer requiring the level of care provided in a Medicine setting. It can identify and quantify issues around flow out of the Internal Medicine Program.
Sampling Plan / Procedure
100% of all patients physically present in a ward bed awaiting transfer out of the Medicine and having a date value on the Transfer Ready DtTm field
- two transfer delay calculation
- when patient at High Obs ward went to regular ward
- when patient went to home, to other facility in the region and out of the region, rehab, PCH and those who died
- Recorded Transfer Delay per patient
- Monthly, quarterly or yearly basis based on either Medicine Admit DtTm (Admission Dates) or Medicine Dispo DtTm (Discharge Dates).
- For the Director reports, the Medicine Dispo DtTm (Discharge Dates) are used as the time of reference.
Definition and Derivation
Num = Total Transfer Delay a given time frame
Denom =number of calendar days in a given time
Beds Occupied by transferable patient = Num / Denom
- Time Reference: Discharge Dates from Jan 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021
- Total Transfer Delays for patients who went to Ward/Home= 1798 days
- Beds Occupied by Transferable Patients to Ward/Home = 1798 / 90 = 20.0 beds
- Total Transfer Delays for patients at High Obs ward and who went to regular ward= 113 days
- Beds Occupied by Transferable Patients to Ward/Home = 113 / 90 = 1.3 beds
- Per patient Transfer Delay (Critical Care)
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