Explore BrainMass
Share

Explore BrainMass

    Discharge days and utilization management

    This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

    1. How can discharge days be used in calculating length of stay and determining if one physician's length of stay is inappropriate or not?
    2. What is a utilization manager in reference to length of stay?
    3. Why is it important to review utilization of facility services?

    Please provide any available references for study purposes.

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 7:58 am ad1c9bdddf
    https://brainmass.com/health-sciences/human-resources/discharge-days-utilization-management-602631

    Solution Preview

    1. How discharge days can be used in calculating length of stay and determining if one physician's length of stay is inappropriate or not?

    Discharge days can be used in calculating length of stay by using the following formula, METHOD 1: (TOTAL DISCHARGE DAYS / TOTAL DISCHARGES) = AVERAGE LENGTH OF STAY (IN DAYS). If a particular physician has days wherein patients are disproportionately staying more than other physician's patients, it will be deemed inappropriate.

    2. What is utilization manager in ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution discusses discharge days and utilization management in healthcare statistics. How discharge days can be used in calculating length of stay and determining if one physician's length of stay is inappropriate or not is determined. References are provided.

    $2.19