Is this all the information you are given?
What makes you think this is Poisson?
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)
A 3
B 7
C 15
D 24
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 !
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.