Enter the number of falls and the number of patient bed days into the Fall Rate Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Fall Rate.

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## Fall Rate Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Fall Rate.

FALL = F / BD * 1000

- Where FALL is the Fall Rate (falls per 1000 bed days)
- #F is the number of falls
- BD is the number of patient bed days

To calculate the fall rate, divide the number of falls by the number of patient bed days, then multiply by 100.

## How to Calculate Fall Rate?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Fall Rate.

Example Problem #1:

- First, determine the number of falls.
- The number of falls is given as: 20.

- Next, determine the number of patient bed days.
- The number of patient bed days is provided as: 3,000.

- Finally, calculate the Fall Rate using the equation above:

FALL = #F / BD * 1000

The values provided above are inserted into the equation below and computed.

FALL = 20 / 3000 * 1000 = 6.66 (falls per 1000 bed days)

Example Problem #2:** **

For this problem, the variables required are provided below:

number of falls = 30

number of patient bed days = 1,000

Test your knowledge using the equation and check your answer with the calculator..

FALL = #F / BD * 1000** = ?**