Strange Poisson Problem
I'm stuck with a very strange problem at hand and need an urgent solution.
A speciality hospital caters to patients a particular type of disease only. There are 4 types of manifestations of the disease which take different time to cure.
Type No. of days of stay in the Hospital (bed occupancy days)
What should be the number of beds in the hospital so that 99% of the cases, a patient is not denied admittance?
Quick solutions will be highly appreciated. I have a presentation in 3 hours!
Thanks in advance !
Is this all the information you are given?
What makes you think this is Poisson?
the number of people coming in will be a poisson process.
Sadly but yes, this is all the information given.
I've been trying to approach the problem.
POISSON (x, mean, cumulative) : POISSON(no of beds, (Avg No of ppl coming in per day * Avg service time in the hospital), TRUE)
But I don't have any information about the avg no of people coming in per day.