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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 49  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 263-264

A study on bed utilization in the gynaecological ward of a district hospital in West Bengal

1 Asst. Professor, Community Medicine, N B Medical College, West Bengal, India
2 Professor, Preventive and Social Medicine, AIIH&PH, Kolkata, India
3 Department of G&O, Dum Dum Municipal Specialised Hospital and Cancer Research Centre, Kolkata, India

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S Dutta
Asst. Professor, Community Medicine, N B Medical College, West Bengal
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

PMID: 16479918

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A study was conducted in a non-paying gynaecological ward of the district hospital, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal to assess different bed efficiency indicators. Total 331 patients were admitted in 23 study beds (12 OPD beds and 11 emergency beds) during an observation period of six months. Overall average number of admissions were 14.4 and average length of stay 14.7days. Bed turnover rate was 13.8 and was higher for emergency beds (22.1) compared to OPD beds (9). Bed occupancy rate was 61.3% with significant difference between OPD beds (57.5%) and emergency beds (65.4%).

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