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

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 

How to Calculate Fall Rate?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Fall Rate.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the number of falls. 
    • The number of falls is given as: 20.
  2. Next, determine the number of patient bed days. 
    • The number of patient bed days is provided as: 3,000.
  3. 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 = ?