# Chapter 3 census activity

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Chapter 3 Census Activity
1. At 11:59 p.m. on February 1, the Community Hospital census was 427. On
February 2, 37 patients were admitted, 33 were discharged, and two were
admitted and discharged that day. In their CCU the census on February 1 was
16. On February 2, six patients were admitted, four were discharged, and one
was admitted and later that day died in the CCU. Answer the following questions
and round the answers to whole numbers.
a. Calculate the hospital inpatient census for February 2.
427+37-33=431
b. Calculate the hospital daily inpatient census for February 2.
431+2=433
c. Calculate the CCU inpatient census for February 2.
16+6-4+1-1=18
d. Calculate the CCU inpatient service days for February 2.
18+1=19
2. In 20XX, a hospital had 175 beds for adults and children from January 1 through
June 30. On July 1, the hospital increased its beds to 250 and the number
remained at 250 through December 31. During the first six months, 30,875
patient days of service were provided to the hospital’s adults and children. During
the last six months, 36,982 days of service were provided. Answer the following
questions and round the answers to whole numbers. This is a non-leap year.
a. What was the average daily inpatient census for the first six months: 169, 170,
171, or 172?
30875/181=170.5=171
b. What was the average daily inpatient census for the entire year: 184, 185,
186, or 187?
30875/181=171 36982/184=200.99=201
170.5+200.99/2=185.745=186 or
171+201/2=186
c. The same hospital provided 12, 345 newborn days of service in its 35-bassinet
nursery during the year. What was the average daily newborn census: 31, 32,
33, or 34?
12345/365=33.82=34

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d. The same hospital’s new surgery unit has 55 beds. During July, the unit
provided 1,705 days of service. What was the average daily inpatient census
for the surgery unit in July: 52, 53, 54, or 55?
1705/31=55
e. Do you think the Hospital’s Administration provided enough beds for the new
surgery unit?
Y e s
3. Using the statistics from the following monthly report from the nursing
administration of Community Hospital, an acute care facility, calculate the current
month’s (November) average daily inpatient census for each nursing unit and the
totals. Note that this facility’s policy is to round to a whole number.
Community Hospital
Inpatient Statistical
Report
Average Daily Inpatient Census by
Nursing Unit November 20XX
Unit
Number
of Beds
Inpatient
Service
Days
Average Daily Inpatient
Census
A
Medicine/Surgery
40
1,108
1108/30=
37
Pediatrics
40
997
997/30=
33
Obstetrics
25
733
733/30=
24
Rehabilitation
15
400
400/30=
13
Cardiac Care Unit (CCU)
20
592
592/30=
20
Surgical Intensive Care Unit
(SICU)
15
445
445/30=
15
Medicine Intensive Care Unit
(MICU)
20
585
585/30=
20
175
4,860
162
Newborn Nursery
20
588
588/30=
20

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