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Term: High-pressure Level

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-09-26


The level at which the hospital system is strained to the limit: enough beds aren't available and backups occur. Statistically defined as the mean + two standard deviations. Any Inpatient Census figures above this level are highly unusual and cause for concern.

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