bed occupancy rate


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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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The Walton Centre acknowledged its bed occupancy rate was sometimes high because it was the only hospital in the area treating life-threatening neurological conditions.
The annual average bed occupancy rate for Guest Houses/B&Bs rose from 31% in 2015 to 35% in 2016, with room occupancy rates rising from 37% to 39%.
They said when hospital bed occupancy rates were high, MRSA infection rates increased.
He added: "Our bed occupancy rate is consistently running at a high level, because we are a very big and a very busy city centre hospital.
It suggested that on the day of the survey wards were running at full capacity with a bed occupancy rate of 98 per cent.
"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."
This could be achieved by having a bed occupancy rate of less than 85 per cent, by having a senior medical presence on the 'shop floor' to help to prevent unnecessary admissions and by improving the funding and provision of community care.
A bed occupancy rate of 85pc and an improvement in the funding and provision of community care were suggested as the best way to improve access to hospital beds.
Liverpool has the highest bed occupancy rate in England, with 146 admissions per 1,000 of its population.
The Romblon Provincial Hospital is a Level 1 health facility, with a 75-bed capacity and a 63 percent bed occupancy rate. It is operated by the provincial government of Romblon.
In 2011, with a hospital bed capacity of about 288 beds, the bed occupancy rate was 82.8%.