turnover interval

turnover interval

An 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.
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Some of the key performance indicators and the indicators of a hospital include; in- patient bed occupancy rate, patient's average length of stay, active/fixed (licensed) bed ratio, rate of admissions per (active and licensed) bed, hospital death rate (gross and net), bed turnover interval, and bed turnover rate.
The checklist included questions regarding hospital performance indicators (HPIs), such as bed occupancy rate, patient's average length of stay, active/fixed bed ratio, rate of admissions per bed, hospital death rate, bed turnover interval and bed turnover rate.
However, the correlation between OH initiating structure and hospital per formance indicators such as bed occupancy rate, total hospitalisations, bed turnover interval and hospital mortality rate was statistically significant (P Less than 0.
The study found that the initiating structure dimension of OH correlated significantly with HPIs including bed occupancy rate, total hospitalisations, bed turnover interval and hospital mortality rate.
The report's authors said: "There are insufficient acute beds and there may be a link between turnover interval, percentage bed occupancy and rates of MRSA infection in acute trusts.