*  High bed occupancy rates threaten patient safety - Fadi Ghanem MD
BBC found 90% of hospital trusts had mean occupancy rates above recommended 85% levelRelated items from OnMedicaNHS struggling as bed occupancy rates soarTired GPs greatest threat to patient safety Under-funded, under-doctored, and overstretched NHS threatening patient safetyOne of London's busiest A&Es slammed for poor patient safety standardsAnaesthetist shortage could compromise patient safety from OnMedica News…
  https://fadighanemmd.wordpress.com/2017/02/08/high-bed-occupancy-rates-threaten-patient-safety/
*  Curative Care Occupancy Rate % of Available Beds in Turkey from 1980 to 2015 • % of Available Beds
Access the Latest Turkey Hospital Occupancy Rate statistics, published by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
  https://www.reportlinker.com/data/series/vF2sOYuK-wQ
*  Scotland Hotel Occupancy Rates Lead Europe
EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Scotland Hotel Occupancy Rates Lead Europe. STR Global ranks three Scottish cities among Top 5 European...
  https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/scotland-hotel-occupancy-rates-lead-europe-167691195.html
*  alarms-occupancy-bed
Definition : Occupancy alarms designed to activate audible and/or visual signals when unattended patients attempt to get out of bed. These alarms typically consist of pressure pad sensors placed underneath or on top of the mattress. These alarms are deployed to determine the patient's location and are connected to an electronic control unit; some bed occupancy alarms can interface with nurse call systems providing remote alarms. Bed occupancy alarms are used to alert caregivers that a patient has or is attempting to move. Bed occupancy alarms can help reduce the likelihood of falls and can promote speedy assistance to patients who have already fallen by alerting caregivers that a patient who should not get out of bed unassisted is doing so.. Entry Terms : "Leg Cuff Alarms" , "Pressure Pad Alarms" , "Bed/Chair Occupancy ...
  http://productguide.ophthalmologymanagement.com/term/937/alarms-occupancy-bed
*  Prolonged acute mechanical ventilation and hospital bed utilization in 2020 in the United States: implications for budgets,...
We have shown that, based on previous projections for their growth over time in the US, the PAMV population can be expected to more than double their acute hospital bed use in each of the care strata, as well as the use of SNF as a discharge destination, resulting in 3.6 million MV, 5.5 million ICU and 10.3 million total hospital days in year 2020. While in the most modest growth scenario, this change will be just under 2-fold, under the scenario of greatest anticipated growth, the 2020 numbers may be as high as 4.8 million, 7.0 million, and 13.0 million bed days for MV, ICU and hospital, respectively. Similarly, the corresponding inflation-adjusted costs can be expected to be over $42, $53, and $64 billion for MV, ICU and total hospital costs, respectively. Additionally, we project that, in the absence of changes in care flow of the PAMV patients, the volume of SNF discharges in this population can be expected to be between roughly 177,000 and 267,000.. The ...
  https://bmchealthservres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1472-6963-8-242
*  Sharekhan Hosur - P.Shirley: April 2016
Operating metrics lack improvement: (1) ILL added three new properties during the quarter (it has a presence in 57 cities) and seven new screens, taking the total number of properties to 107 with 420 screens and 108,931 seats. The lower than expected addition was on account of some regulatory issues. (2) The average ticket price (ATP) increased by 5.7% YoY to Rs167, the food & beverages spending per head (SPH) increased by 9.4% YoY to Rs58 while the occupancy rate grew by 300 basis points (BPS) YoY at 23% and fell by 500BPS sequentially. The management expects the occupancy rate to be in the range of 29-30% going ahead and the ATP to increase 5-6%. (3) The advertising revenue per screen declined by 13% YoY to 0.49 million on account of a weaker quarter and a price hike during the fag end of the third quarter of FY2016 (it takes a longer time for customers to absorb hikes). (4) The entertainment tax increased to 18.6% as compared with 16.9% in Q4FY2015, led by six properties ...
  http://hosursharekhan.blogspot.com/2016/04/
*  I-77 high occupancy/toll (HOT) lanes from I-277 (Brookshire Freeway) to West Catawba Avenue (Exit 28), Mecklenburg County,...
The following special commitments have been agreed to by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). NCDOT HYDRAULICS UNIT: The Hydraulics Unit will coordinate with the NC Floodplain Mapping Program (FMP), to determine status of project with regard to applicability of NCDOT'S Memorandum of Agreement, or approval of a Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR) and subsequent final Letter of Map Revision (LOMR). NCDOT TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM MANAGMENT COMMITMENTS: This environmental document includes the reconstruction of the Hambright Road and Westmoreland Road bridges over I‐77. Replacement of these bridges is expected to occur within the existing right of way. Future design and or construction contracts will specify that any additional bridge reconstruction or expansion of the two bridges beyond the right‐of‐way would be evaluated in compliance with NEPA before they could be approved. I-77 High Occupancy/Toll Lanes Categorical Exclusion STIP I-5405 i Table of Contents 1.1 ...
  http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/singleitem/collection/p249901coll22/id/642112/rec/5
*  Fall detectors
Bed occupancy sensors consist of a pad which when placed under your mattress can detect when you have left your bed and start a timer. They can be set to alert a carer or relative in another part of your home that you have got up from a bed and not returned within a preset time, e.g.15 minutes, so that they can check you are ok, perhaps assisting you to minimise the risk of you falling. Alternatively, they can be set to trigger an alarm to your help centre if you have not returned to bed after the 15 minutes (or whatever time period has been preset). Many of these bed occupancy sensors can also automatically turn on a bedside light when you get out of bed. This helps minimise the risk of you falling over in the dark.. ...
  http://www.livingmadeeasy.org.uk/scenario.php?csid=12
*  Figures reveal Lincolnshire Hospitals run above target for bed occupancy - Boston Standard
An investigation into bed blocking has found that the trust which runs Lincolnshire’s hospitals is not meeting an internationally recognised level advised for safety.
  http://www.bostonstandard.co.uk/news/figures-reveal-lincolnshire-hospitals-run-above-target-for-bed-occupancy-1-7809406
*  Nursing home occupancy, absorption rates dip further - McKnight's Long Term Care News
Rent growth was up slightly but numbers otherwise were generally dim for nursing home market indicators in the fourth quarter of 2015. The occupancy rate for skilled nursing facilities decreased 0.1% during the fourth quarter of 2015, according to data released late Wednesday by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.
  http://www.mcknights.com/news/nursing-home-occupancy-absorption-rates-dip-further/article/463538/
*  MaineCare underfunding hurts long-term care - Portland Press Herald
Houlton Regional Hospital will close its nursing home wing later this month, eliminating 28 long-term care beds and putting additional strain on a 90 percent occupancy rate among Maine's nursing homes.. The Penobscot Nursing Home and Northern Bay Residential Care in the Hancock County town of Penobscot are financially solvent again after being placed in receivership in 2008. However, they still face the challenges of underfunded MaineCare reimbursements and a rapidly growing senior population that has more acute physical and mental health needs.. "We're paying our bills," said Irving Faunce, the administrator who was appointed to steer the Penobscot facilities out of the red.. "But MaineCare reimbursements haven't increased for several years, which means it's very difficult to generate a positive bottom line," Faunce said.. Meanwhile, the spectrum of geriatric health issues that assisted-living facilities and nursing homes are dealing with is larger than ...
  http://www.pressherald.com/2013/09/01/mainecare-underfunding-hurts-facilities_2013-09-01/
*  Mark in Mexico
The word-of-mouth warnings by people who came here and experienced the conflict (last year) hit us harder than any official warning by the United States because 80 percent of the visitors come here without first consulting the internet (in other words, through rank ignorance of what's going on here). In any case, word-of-mouth and news reports forced our hotel occupancy rates down to 18% last December instead of the historical average of 80% (and if people had been following the ongoing disaster on the internet, occupancy would have been about 0%). Today we are at about 30-35% since February and a complete recovery is predicted to take two more years (depending, of course, on Sección 22, APPO and a river of federal funds being swallowed up by Oaxacan anti-matter ...
  http://markinmexico.blogspot.com
*  Redbeanforumsg: September 2013
Summary: Frasers Commercial Trust (FCOT) has essentially locked in robust growth for FY14 with lower interest costs and the redemption of its 321.9m Series A Convertible Perpetual Preferred Units (CPPUs) this year. In addition, we expect FCOT to gain from its growth initiatives embarked over the past year. For one, FCOT has completed the Precinct Master Plan and asset enhancement works for the office tower at China Square Central, and is likely to benefit from improved occupancy and higher secured rentals going forward. Moreover, FCOT has successfully completed the renewal of 511,000 sqft of the underlying leases at Alexandra Technopark and has achieved positive rental reversion of 17.4% at the property. According to the latest report by DTZ, we also note that sequential rental increments were seen within the CBD in 3Q13 on the back of better occupancy rates. This is consistent with our view that office leasing activity is likely to remain healthy. We maintain our BUY rating ...
  http://redbeanforumsg.blogspot.sg/2013/09/
*  Patients & Visitors | WDHS
In 2010/11 WDHS treated 7,695 inpatients and 54,822 outpatients, 6,693 accident and emergency patients, 235 babies were born in our Midwifery Unit and 3,014 operations were performed. We accommodated 178 high-care residents, 26 low-care residents, 151 respite residents and our occupancy rate in our aged care facilities was 98.25%. We serviced 39 CACPs clients ...
  http://www.wdhs.net/patients-and-visitors/patients-visitors
*  Dying of Cancer Without Morphine | PBS NewsHour
Heaven on Earth". There is a place in India where there are no barriers to morphine. But even here - at the CIPLA Palliative Care Center in the city of Pune - there are challenges.. You don't see the challenges when you walk through the cool courtyard gardens with fountains and manicured walkways, or in the beautiful whitewashed buildings with large airy wards, each named for a flower.. "This is heaven on Earth," says Asha Dikshit, whose mother came here last year in the last stages of breast cancer.. "She was in agony. Her shoulder had dislocated, it could not be fixed back," says Dikshit. "She had pain in the back, and sometimes there were hallucinations.". But she says her mother died - peacefully - on morphine.. Every patient here has cancer, and the care is free. Indian generic drug manufacturer CIPLA supplies the morphine and pays all the other expenses.. But even with all the center offers, the occupancy rate runs at only about 60 percent. One big reason, says director Priya Kulkarni, ...
  https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/dispensing-comfort
*  Real property asset report, 2012 Personal property part 2 :: Documents.OK.Gov
12-Dec-12 STATE AGENCY PROPERTY CLASSIFICATION TYPE OF PROPERTY NAME OF BUILDING PHYSICAL ADDRESS CITY COUNTY YEAR PROPERTY ACQUIRED PURPOSE - BUILDING SECTION-TOWNSHIP-RANGE SIZE OF STRUCTURE AND/OR ACRES LIST VALUE % OF PROPERTY BEING UTILIZED YEAR BUILT OCCUPANCY RATE OF THE BUILDING STATE EMPLOYEES AT THIS BUILDING % OCCUPIED BY THE STATE % OF THE BUILDING BEING LEASED OR SUBLEASED USAGE BY STATE: DAILY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY - BUILDING ACRES ACRES USED BY STATE PURPOSE - LAND USAGE BY STATE: DAILY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY - LAND % OR ACRES OF THE LAND BEING LEASED OR SUBLEASED ROSE STATE COLLEGE PERSONAL OPTIPLEX 780 $1,203.50 ROSE STATE COLLEGE PERSONAL POWEREDGE 2850 $6,055.22 ROSE STATE COLLEGE PERSONAL POWEREDGE 2850 $5,404.81 ROSE STATE COLLEGE PERSONAL OPTIPLEX 780 $1,409.99 ROSE STATE COLLEGE PERSONAL OPTIPLEX 780 $989.47 ROSE STATE COLLEGE PERSONAL OPTIPLEX 780 $1,490.99 ROSE STATE COLLEGE PERSONAL OPTIPLEX 780 $989.47 ROSE STATE COLLEGE PERSONAL OPTIPLEX 780 $989.47 ROSE STATE COLLEGE ...
  http://digitalprairie.ok.gov/cdm/singleitem/collection/stgovpub/id/155274/rec/14
*  Real property asset report, 2012 Personal property part 2 :: Documents.OK.Gov
12-Dec-12 STATE AGENCY PROPERTY CLASSIFICATION TYPE OF PROPERTY NAME OF BUILDING PHYSICAL ADDRESS CITY COUNTY YEAR PROPERTY ACQUIRED PURPOSE - BUILDING SECTION-TOWNSHIP-RANGE SIZE OF STRUCTURE AND/OR ACRES LIST VALUE % OF PROPERTY BEING UTILIZED YEAR BUILT OCCUPANCY RATE OF THE BUILDING STATE EMPLOYEES AT THIS BUILDING % OCCUPIED BY THE STATE % OF THE BUILDING BEING LEASED OR SUBLEASED USAGE BY STATE: DAILY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY - BUILDING ACRES ACRES USED BY STATE PURPOSE - LAND USAGE BY STATE: DAILY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY - LAND % OR ACRES OF THE LAND BEING LEASED OR SUBLEASED ROSE STATE COLLEGE PERSONAL OPTIPLEX 780 $1,203.50 ROSE STATE COLLEGE PERSONAL POWEREDGE 2850 $6,055.22 ROSE STATE COLLEGE PERSONAL POWEREDGE 2850 $5,404.81 ROSE STATE COLLEGE PERSONAL OPTIPLEX 780 $1,409.99 ROSE STATE COLLEGE PERSONAL OPTIPLEX 780 $989.47 ROSE STATE COLLEGE PERSONAL OPTIPLEX 780 $1,490.99 ROSE STATE COLLEGE PERSONAL OPTIPLEX 780 $989.47 ROSE STATE COLLEGE PERSONAL OPTIPLEX 780 $989.47 ROSE STATE COLLEGE ...
  http://www.digitalprairie.ok.gov/cdm/singleitem/collection/stgovpub/id/155274/rec/32
*  Bed Days | BMUS: The Burden of Musculoskeletal Diseases in the United States
Bed days are defined as spending one-half or more days in bed because of injury or illness, excluding hospitalization. Among adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis in 2012, 22.4 million, or 9.5% of the entire adult population experienced bed days. These individuals reported an average of 24.0 bed days in the past 12 months. This is far higher than the 14.5 bed days reported by adults with any medical condition. This resulted in 537.6 million bed days overall, or 53% of the 1 trillion bed days among adults reporting any medical condition. Females and those 75 years and older had higher than average bed days. (Reference Table 4.7 PDF CSV ...
  http://www.boneandjointburden.org/2014-report/ivd1/bed-days
*  Metro Atlanta - Travel guide at Wikivoyage
Several of the interstates in and around Atlanta have a High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane on the far left, separated by a double white line and marked with diamonds. These lanes are for vehicles with 2 or more people (including the driver), motorcycles, and clean fuel vehicles (which must be licensed with an alternative fuel license plate). They are in effect 24/7, and there is a hefty fine if you're caught using the HOV lanes when you're not eligible.. The HOV lanes can only be entered or exited where the double white line is dashed, not solid, although this is rarely enforced.. There are a few highway entrances and exits on the left which are only usable if you are eligible for the HOV lanes. (Your satnav may not realize this, but that excuse won't get you out of a ticket.). Atlanta is also experimenting with High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes, which visitors will find less helpful. They are similar to the HOV lanes, but vehicles with 1 or 2 occupants can use the lanes by ...
  https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Cobb_County_
*  Hospital beds (per 1;000 people) in Congo
Hospital beds include inpatient beds available in public, private, general, and specialized hospitals and rehabilitation centers. In most cases beds for both acute and chronic care are included.This page has the latest values, historical data, forecasts, charts, statistics, an economic calendar and news for Hospital beds (per 1;000 people) in Congo.
  https://tradingeconomics.com/congo/hospital-beds-per-1-000-people-wb-data.html
*  Hospital beds (per 1;000 people) in Norway
Hospital beds include inpatient beds available in public, private, general, and specialized hospitals and rehabilitation centers. In most cases beds for both acute and chronic care are included.This page has the latest values, historical data, forecasts, charts, statistics, an economic calendar and news for Hospital beds (per 1;000 people) in Norway.
  https://tradingeconomics.com/norway/hospital-beds-per-1-000-people-wb-data.html
*  Taking care of its citizens
Another friend was due to have a joint replacement operation on 30 January, was all ready for it, maybe even in hospital for it, when she was told there would be no bed for her after her operation. Which was then postponed to late March. Pardon me, but on what level of bed occupancy does the Health Service run? It was January, when hospitals are often busy with respiratory illnesses, but January comes around every 12 months, and hospitals plan for these things. I know because I worked in the Health Ministry, and we spent much time planning for the winter so that the Minister would not be hit by negative headlines. I have seen no headlines in the UK papers about excessively busy hospitals or flu epidemics (other than those poor turkeys). In some parts of the country hospitals are few and far between, and what would they do if a coach crash were to happen on their doorstep? It would be interesting to know how many operations and procedures are cancelled ...
  http://violainvilnius.blogspot.com/2007/02/taking-care-of-its-citizens.html
*  Steve Goodacre Editorials and Reviews - CURE staff - CURE - Health services research - Sections - ScHARR - The University of...
Goodacre S, Campbell M. Lowering bed occupancy - a life-saving intervention? Emerg Med J 2016;33:84.. Goodacre S. Uncontrolled before-after studies: discouraged by Cochrane and the EMJ. Emerg Med J 2015;32:507-508.. Goodacre S, Thokala P, The economics of cardiac biomarker testing in suspected myocardial infarction, Clin Biochem 2015;48:213-217.. Goodacre S, Campbel M, Carter A. What do hospital mortality rates tell us about quality of care? Emerg Med J 2015;32:244-247. Goodacre S, Nelson-Piercy C, Hunt B, Chan W-S. When should we use diagnostic imaging to investigate for pulmonary embolism in pregnant and postpartum women? Emerg Med J 2015;32:78-82.. Trial registration: must take place before or at the onset of enrolment. Emerg Med J 31(3):176.. Goodacre S. Cost Utility of Rapid Polymerase Chain Reaction-Based Influenza Testing: What Should a Clinician Make of This Analysis? Ann Emerg Med 2013;62:89-90.. Goodacre S, Walter D Research in an influenza pandemic. Emerg Med J ...
  https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/scharr/sections/hsr/cure/staff/goodacreeditorials
*  Cardiovascular Unit
The Cardiovascular Unit (2C) at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre provides inpatient care mostly to patients who have had a cardiac event, who require further tests and observation, who have had or are preparing for surgery, and/or who are recovering from surgery. The unit is also equipped to accept other inpatients as needed to maximize bed use within the Health Sciences Centre. The Cardiovascular Unit contains 36 inpatient beds, plus has an additional six-bed PCI (angioplasty) recovery unit.
  http://tbh.net/programs-services/cardiovascular-and-stroke-program/cardiovascular-unit/
*  Do Admitted Patients Held in the Emergency Department Impact the Throughput of Treat-and-release Patients? - Bazarian - 1996 -...
Objective: To examine the impact of reducing ED "boarders" (through the use of a short-stay inpatient medicine unit) on the amount of time that treat-and-release patients spend in the ED.. Methods: A retrospective analysis of hours spent in the ED was made at a university hospital teaching ED for treat-and-release patients in 4 clinical categories: chest pain, asthma exacerbation, sickle-cell crisis, and seizure. The average hours per patient spent in the ED during the 4-month intervals before (August-November 1993) and after (August-November 1994) the establishment of the short-stay medicine unit were compared. Data were analyzed using the 2-tailed, unpaired t-test.. Results: This short-stay inpatient medicine unit received on average 135 patients per month from the ED, with an average length of stay of 2.4 days. The mean (±SD) number of admitted patients per day waiting in the ED ,8 hours for an inpatient bed dropped from 9.6 ± 4.2, before the institution of this unit, to 2.3 ± 2.6. There ...
  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1553-2712.1996.tb03370.x/abstract