Chapter 5 Percentage of Occupancy

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Inpatient Bed Count or Bed Compliment:

The number of available hospital inpatient beds both occupied and vacant on any given day.

Newborn Bassinet Count:

the number of available newborn bassinets, both occupied and vacant on any given day.

Adding/Decreasing:

Hospitals often open and close nursing units based on need.

Rate Formula:

The number of times something happens
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The Number of times it COULD happen

OR The Actual / The Possible

Excluded Beds:

Some hospital beds are considered temporary beds in that the patient only occupies the bed while being examined or treated in another area of the hospital, while the patient is still assigned an inpatient bed on a clinical nursing unit.

Disaster Beds:

Occasionally, at the time of disaster, or during periods of epidemics, all the regular hospital beds are occupied. *Not "licensed" and only time hospital occupancy can be greater than 100%.

Inpatient Bed Count Day:

one inpatient bed set up and staffed for use and either occupied or vacant, during one 24 hour period.

Inpatient Bassinet Count Day:

one inpatient bassinet set up and staffed for use and either occupied or vacant, during one 24 hour period.

Inpatient Bed Count Days (Total):

The sum of inpatient bed count days during the period under consideration.

Adults and Children (A&C) Formula: Daily Inpatient Bed Occupancy Percentage:

Daily Inpatient census (IP service days)
_______________________________
Inpatient Bed count for that day (x100)

All Beds Occupied- One Day:

If every hospital bed is occupied on a specific day, the bed occupancy percentage for that day would be 100%.

Disaster Beds and Occupancy Rates:

Occasionally, disasters occur and every bed count bed is occupied. At such times, additional beds are added... therefore the bed occupancy percentage could be greater than 100%.

Normal Occupancy Percentage:

In most cases, a hospital's bed occupancy percentage is less than 100%.

Newborn (NB) Formula: Daily Inpatient Bed Occupancy Percentage:

Daily NB census (IP service days)
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NB Bassinet Count count for that day (x100)

Bed (A&C) Formula: Inpatient Bed Occupancy Percentage for a Period

Total Inpatient Service Days for a Period
_______________________________
Total IP bed count X # of days in period (x100)

Total NB Bassinet count X number of days in period

Total NB IP Service Days for a Period
_______________________________
Total NB bassinet count X # of days in period (x100)

Change in Bed Count During a Period Formula:

Total Inpatient Service Days for a Period
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(Bed Count X Days) + (Bed Count X Days) (x100)

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