How do I calculate a bed utilization rate?

Date Published: November 2017

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In Question 2 of the AHAR, utilization rates—or bed occupancy rates—represent the percentage of beds or units that are occupied on a given night or on an average night over a period of time. To calculate the overall bed utilization rate for a community on a given night, take the number of people served on that night and divide it by the number of beds available on that night. The average daily utilization rate is calculated by taking the average number of people served over a given time period (e.g., the 12-month AHAR reporting period) divided by the total number of beds.

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