bed occupancy rate

bed occupancy rate

A measure of hospital efficiency in the UK, calculated as the number of hospital bed days divided by the number of available hospital beds, multiplied by the number of days in a year.
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Bed occupancy rates of higher than 85% can increase the risk of harm, including hospital-acquired infections like MRSA and Clostridium difficile, and lessen the quality of care, research has suggested.
It also urges hospitals not to let increasing pressure on staff and rising bed occupancy rates during winter to reverse the good work they have done to date to reduce superbug rates.
The Romblon Provincial Hospital is a Level 1 health facility, with a 75-bed capacity and a 63 percent bed occupancy rate.
Research has shown that when a hospital's bed occupancy rate exceeds 90%, MRSA rates can be as much as 40% above average.
They gave me assurances that there had been no moves to encourage patients away from Shotley Bridge and that they are looking very carefully for reasons why the bed occupancy rate has fallen.
Mr Lamb added that the average bed occupancy rate had risen to 84.
In 2011, with a hospital bed capacity of about 288 beds, the bed occupancy rate was 82.
Some PFI hospitals have paid the price for treating too many patients, including Worcestershire Royal Hospital which had to pay a pounds 200,000 fine when its bed occupancy rate rose from 90 to 98 per cent following the clo-sure of Kidderminster Hospital.
The bed occupancy rate at Penmorfa was 10%, compared with 65-78% for hotels on the town's northern shore, producing an unviable operation attributable to the hotel's distance from the more popular northern promenade area.
The bed occupancy rate in the A&E and overcrowding, they are the fundamentals that are causing the hospitals to suffer.