# Calculating & Reporting Healthcare Statistics

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Calculating & Reporting Healthcare Statistics
Second Edition Chapter 4 Percentage of Occupancy

Inpatient Bed Count The number of available facility inpatient beds, both occupied and vacant, on any given day In a hospital this includes beds set up for normal use, whether or not they are occupied May be reported for the entire hospital or for any of its units ©2006 All rights reserved.

Inpatient Bed Count Excludes beds in Treatment rooms Examining rooms
Emergency services Physical therapy Labor rooms Recovery rooms Newborn beds, called bassinets, are computed separately from the bed count ©2006 All rights reserved.

Newborn Bassinet Count

Inpatient Bed Count In a hospital, the number of available beds in a facility or a unit may remain constant for long periods of time The number can and often does change Some beds may be unavailable during a major remodeling or renovation project May increase after the project is completed ©2006 All rights reserved.

Inpatient Bed Count Other names Bed complement Bed capacity
This may be confusing as this also denotes the number of beds that a facility has been designed and constructed to contain ©2006 All rights reserved.

Bed Count Days A unit of measure denoting the presence of one inpatient bed (either occupied or vacant) set up and staffed for use in one 24-hour period Refers to the sum of inpatient bed count days for each of the days in the period under consideration May be referred to as the maximum number of patient days or potential days because they represent a statistical probability of every bed being occupied every day If every hospital bed were filled each day the occupancy rate would be 100 percent ©2006 All rights reserved.

Bed Occupancy Ratio/Percentage
The ratio of inpatient service days to bed count days in the period under consideration The inpatient census represents the actual occupancy (number of occurrences) The bed count represents the possibility for occupancy (number of times it could have occurred or the maximum possible) ©2006 All rights reserved.

Bed Occupancy Ratio/Percentage
Formula Total inpatient service days in a period x 100 / Total bed count days in the period (Bed count x Number of days in the period) ©2006 All rights reserved.

Bed Occupancy Ratio/Percentage