|Date: ||Fri, 8 Mar 2002 14:50:26 -0500|
|Reply-To: ||Paul Granello <granello.2@OSU.EDU>|
|Sender: ||"SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Paul Granello <granello.2@OSU.EDU>|
|Subject: ||Calculating Number of Elapsed Days|
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I am hoping that someone with some more expertise will be willing to help
me with what might seem like a basic question.
I want to calculate the number of days between two dates (to understand the
number of days of hospital service patients received) - I have an intake
date and a discharge date, the current format of the dates is in Month,
Day, Year, order.
I am not sure of how to use the compute transform data feature to
accomplish this - as it is more than simply: DischargeDate - IntakeDate
Further, since the hospital program only offers services on weekdays -
would I have to multiply by 5/7ths to get a more accurate count?
Thank you very much for your consideration of this problem.
Paul F. Granello Ph.D. LPCC
PAES, The Ohio State University
614 688 4931