Table 4

Bed occupation and available FTEs during data collection
Unit Bed occupation %1,2 FTE2,3 Time4
Short stay & Urology 60.29 95.08% 32:19:06
Vascular and Plastic surgery 56.63 93.62% 29:53:37
G-I surgery 65.86 94.85% 67:44:50
G-I surgery and Oral & Maxillofacial surgery 70.53 93.44% 63:12:02
Trauma surgery 53.20 96.58% 30:03:24
Orthopaedic surgery 62.09 93.55% 35:29:41

1: Bed occupation (realised/available beds) during study period.

2: Mean of February and March 2010.

3: 100% (optimum personnel staffing) minus absence.

4: Mean total time spent per patient during hospitalisation.

van Oostveen et al.

van Oostveen et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:42   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-42

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