OPEN MINDS The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst
An OPEN MINDS analysis of twenty years of admissions data from a psychiatric hospital found definite seasonal patterns in inpatient care. The study found that the average monthly census was typically highest in the month of May (followed by the months of March, February, and April). The lowest average monthly census was experienced in December and January.
The hospital data used in the study was admissions and census records from 1968 to 1987. The hospital . . .