Hospital Bed Turnover Rate

  • Hospital Bed Turnover Rate is a measure of the extend of hospital utilization
  • It is the number of times there is change of occupant for a bed during a given time period
  • It is given by the formula:
    • Hospital Bed turnover rate = Number of discharges (including deaths) in a given time period / Number of beds in the hospital during that time period
  • Example:
    • In a particular hospital, there were 2358 discharges in the year 2009
    • Number of beds in that hospital in 2009 was 300
    • Hospital Bed turnover rate = 2358/300 = 7.86

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