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Nursing facility occupancy rate

Definition: Percentage of licensed beds occupied

Notes: Occupancy rate is calculated by dividing the average number of nursing facility residents per day by the number of licensed beds, and multiplying by 100. Chronic high occupancy rates will decrease the number of beds available to the community. Facilities with low occupancy rates for long periods of time, on the other hand, may not be able to generate sufficient revenue to justify staffing and other expenses for this additional capacity. Lack of qualified staffing may prevent making more beds available and lowering the occupancy rate.

Sources:
Data calculated by Center on the Family using the following sources.

  • University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Center on the Family. (2006, April). Special tabulation using licensed bed-utilization data published by Hawai'i State Health and Development Planning Agency (Health care utilization report: 2000-2004 data).
  • Hawai'i State Department of Health, State Health Planning and Development Agency. (2005). Health care utilization report: 2003 data, Table 15: Average daily census by county, 1983-2003.
  • Hawai'i State Department of Health, State Health Planning and Development Agency. (2006, May). Health care utilization report: 2004 data, Table 15: Average daily census by county, 1984-2004.

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Year National State County
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