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Table 3 Bed usage in the maternity wards from 2005 to 2017

From: Impact of childbirth policy changes on obstetric workload over a 13-year period in a regional referral center in China – implications on service provision planning

Year Total inpatients (N) Official allocated beds (N) Bed occupancy rate (%) Average hospital stay (day)
2005 2757 40 133.8 7.2
2006 3263 40 128.1 5.7
2007 3566 40 150.4 6.2
2008 3503 40 165.3 7.0
2009 3370 40 134.5 5.9
2010 3718 40 135.3 5.3
2011 3891 46 150.6 6.1
2012 4629 61 99.6 4.6
2013 4699 67 95.6 4.9
2014 5880 67 148.5 6.3
2015 5697 70 122.0 5.5
2016 7772 72 156.5 5.3
2017 7340 72 107.2 3.9
Correlation P<0.001 P<0.001 P = 0.505 P = 0.019
  1. Correlation analysis by Spearman’s test