> Figure 3. The effects of length of stay in determining whether the inpatient census or the number of admissions is the limiting factor in determining a hospitalist's workload. Assume that a hospitalist has a maximum workload cap of 13 inpatients or 6 admissions per day. When the length of stay exceeds 3 days, the hospitalist will exceed the census cap first. When the length of stay is 2 days or fewer, the hospitalist will exceed the admissions cap first.
ACP American College of Physicians - Internal Medicine - Doctors for Adults

From "Hospitalist Staffing Requirements" Effective Clinical Practice, May/June 1999. 2:126-130.

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Figure 3. The effects of length of stay in determining whether the inpatient census or the number of admissions is the limiting factor in determining a hospitalist's workload. Assume that a hospitalist has a maximum workload cap of 13 inpatients or 6 admissions per day. When the length of stay exceeds 3 days, the hospitalist will exceed the census cap first. When the length of stay is 2 days or fewer, the hospitalist will exceed the admissions cap first.

Figure 3. The effects of length of stay in determining whether the inpatient census or the number of admissions is the limiting factor in determining a hospitalist's workload. Assume that a hospitalist has a maximum workload cap of 13 inpatients or 6 admissions per day. When the length of stay exceeds 3 days, the hospitalist will exceed the census cap first. When the length of stay is 2 days or fewer, the hospitalist will exceed the admissions cap first.

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