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Table 3 Effect of reductions in the number of beds on Key Outcomes

From: A Spoonful of Math Helps the Medicine Go Down: An Illustration of How Healthcare can Benefit from Mathematical Modeling and Analysis

Beds Cut (NumberLeft) Avg. Percent of Beds Occupied Percent of Arrivals Who Don't Wait Avg. Wait Given That the Arrival Must Wait (in days)
0, (96) (no action) 87.5 87.7 1.55
2 (94) 89.3 81.6 1.78
4 (92) 91.3 73.3 2.13
6 (90) 93.3 61.9 2.71
8 (88) 95.4 46.5 3.87
10 (86) 97.7 26.3 7.36
11 (85) 98.8 14.0 14.4
12 or more 100 0 Infinite
Original situation (pre merge) 87.5 66.4 4.11