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 = ?