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census

a survey carried out by a government department to obtain economic and social data which can be used in the formulation of social and industrial policies. In the UK a production census is conducted yearly to provide information on industrial production, employment, exports, capital investment etc.; a population census is carried out every ten years to obtain data on demographic trends.

census

a comprehensive official survey of households or businesses undertaken at regular intervals in order to obtain socioeconomic information. In the UK, a population census has been carried out every 10 years since 1891 to provide information on demographic trends. This data is useful to the government in the planning of housing, education and welfare services. A production census is carried out annually to provide details of industrial production, employment, investment, etc. A distribution census provides data about wholesaling and retailing. This information can be used by the government in formulating its economic and industrial policies.
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Recommendation: To enhance information available for congressional oversight and use by stakeholders on VA's spending and workload for mental health services, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs should include spending and workload information, including number of encounters and average daily census, for mental health services that VA pays non-VA providers to deliver in community settings in its annual congressional budget justification, or in a separate, annual, publicly available report soon after the information becomes available.
Mean annual patient days is 86,734, which implies an average daily census of about 238 patients (86,734/365).
The census is usually expressed over time as the average daily census and represents the number of inpatients admitted as of midnight.
4 percent of patients admitted to hospitals with an average daily census of fewer than 10 were discharged or transferred within 3 days (72 hours).
Waggener says that "happy patients stay longer," a phenomenon that drives revenue by increasing recommendations and referrals, increasing average length of stay, and increasing average daily census.
The hospital experienced a hike in patient volume, with an increase in the average daily census of 24 patients a day, or about 10 percent, due to county-run High Desert Hospital's closing, auditors said.
An average daily census of 10 in 1998, currently 20, short-term subacute rehabilitation residents were clustered on one nursing unit.
The cumulative average daily census during fiscal year July 1999-June 2000 was 14.
Occupancy rate is the average proportion of inpatient capacity in use, calculated as the ratio of average daily census to statistical beds.
Responses to this question (reported capacity) from the 22 responding centers (for which complete fiscal data were also available) and their reported average daily census were used to build an index of the percent of service capacity at which the center was operating.
At the conclusion of the first quarter of 2011, VITAS reported an average daily census of 13,031.