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Table 4 Bed occupation and available FTEs during data collection

From: Explaining the amount of care needed by hospitalised surgical patients: a prospective time and motion study

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. 1: Bed occupation (realised/available beds) during study period.
  2. 2: Mean of February and March 2010.
  3. 3: 100% (optimum personnel staffing) minus absence.
  4. 4: Mean total time spent per patient during hospitalisation.