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Utilization Measures
Problem:
The design and effective capacities for a local emergency facility are 300 and 260 patients per day,
respectively. Currently the emergency room processes 250 patients per day. Compute the design
and effective capacity utilization measures. (Round your answers to 1 decimal place, the tolerance
is +/-0.1)
Utilization Effective = ________________%, Utilization design = _________________%
What do the design and effective capacity utilization measures tell you?
The utilization rates show that the facility's current output is _____________________ its design
and effective capacities.
Solution:
Utilization effective and design equations are given as follow,
𝑈𝑡𝑖𝑙𝑖𝑧𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝐸𝑓𝑓𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒 =
𝐴𝑐𝑡𝑢𝑎𝑙 𝑂𝑢𝑡𝑝𝑢𝑡 𝑅𝑎𝑡𝑒
𝐴𝑣𝑎𝑖𝑙𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝐸𝑓𝑓𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝐶𝑎𝑝𝑎𝑐𝑖𝑡𝑦
100
𝑈𝑡𝑖𝑙𝑖𝑧𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝐷𝑒𝑠𝑖𝑔𝑛 =
𝐴𝑐𝑡𝑢𝑎𝑙 𝑂𝑢𝑡𝑝𝑢𝑡 𝑅𝑎𝑡𝑒
𝐴𝑣𝑎𝑖𝑙𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝐷𝑒𝑠𝑖𝑔𝑛 𝐶𝑎𝑝𝑎𝑐𝑖𝑡𝑦
100
Where the actual output rate is equal to 250 patients per days, available effective capacity is equal
to 260 patients per day and available design capacity is equal to 300 patients per day.
So, substituting the values we have that
𝑼𝒕𝒊𝒍𝒊𝒛𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝑬𝒇𝒇𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒆 =
𝟐𝟓𝟎
𝟐𝟔𝟎
𝟏𝟎𝟎 = 𝟗𝟔. 𝟐%
𝑼𝒕𝒊𝒍𝒊𝒛𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝑫𝒆𝒔𝒊𝒈𝒏 =
𝟐𝟓𝟎
𝟑𝟎𝟎
𝟏𝟎𝟎 = 𝟖𝟑. 𝟑%
Then, utilization effective is 96.2% and utilization design is 83.3%
And as the utilization effective and utilization design are less than 100% we can conclude that:
The utilization rates show that the facility's current output is below its design and effective
capacities.

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