turnover intervalAn NHS term for the average length of time (in days) that elapses between the discharge of one inpatient and the admission of the next inpatient to the same bed at specialty level/significant facility, over any period of time. Short turnover intervals have been linked to an increased rate of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections.
Calculation of Turnover interval (TO)
TO = Available staffed bed days – Occupied bed days / Inpatient discharges.
Inpatient discharges include deaths, transfers out to other specialties/significant facilities and transfers out to other hospitals.