# Essentials of Applied Quantitative Methods for Health Service Managers

EXERCISES15-1 Using the following data set on hospital admissions, define the service area for Hospital A, based only on quantitative factors (Table 15-5 ). 15-2 Compute the target bed capacity of Cheswick Community Hospital 10 years from now, based on the following information: Assume current population of Cheswick Community Hospital’s service area = 145,000 Assume projected population increase of 8% in service area over the next 10 years. Table 15-5 Hospital Admissions, by Community

Community

Hospital A

Hospital B

Hospital C

Other Hospitals

North

45

64

76

123

South

159

324

12

521

East

65

24

137

311

West

145

68

95

113

Central

32

56

78

159

Upper

29

84

45

814

Lower

37

14

8

57Assume a future admission rate per 1000 of 102. Assume average length of stay of 4.7 days in 10 years. Assume a target occupancy rate of 78% in 10 years. 15-3 Newgroveton is a community of 445,000. In the most recent year, there were 750 new cases of disease A in the community. Assume the expected incidence rate for disease A is 245 per 100,000 people. Was the community’s experience better or worse than expected? Explain your answer.