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Average Daily Census

 
  • The average number of staffed beds that are occupied each day.
  • The average number of hospital inpatients per day.
  • It is a measure of hospital’s inpatient service capacity.
  • ADC is an indicator of the volume of services provided in a hospital. Research shows that hospitals that treat a large number of patients tend to provide better care and have improved outcomes for treatments and procedures.
  • Average daily census provides a snapshot of how the hospital is using the available beds.

Calculation of ADC

  • The average daily census is calculated by dividing the total number of patient days during a given period by the number of days in that period.
  • or by dividing the total inpatient days during the year by 365 days.

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May 10th, 2012 at 10:19 pm