Total number of inpatients receiving care in unconventional spaces or ER stretchers in each day (at 12am), summed for all days in the given reporting period, divided by total submission days within the given time period.
Unconventional Spaces (UNCONVENTIONALBEDSUSED):
An unconventional space is an area in a hospital, which has been enabled to place beds to provide care to inpatients. Unconventional spaces refer specifically to the placement of a bed in any place spacious enough, i.e. an office, hallways, including hallways in the emergency department or inpatient unit, or auditorium that does not meet the required fire and safety standards.
Beds in unconventional space can be beds or stretchers (not gurney type) that have been placed to provide care. These beds have been brought in to provide care for inpatients in the event of shortages or surges, as such these beds do not have assigned staff but staff has been called in to care for these patients. Patients placed in beds in unconventional spaces do not have access to nurse call-bell, washrooms, suction, oxygen, etc.
ER Stretchers (ERSTRETCHERSUSED):
Includes any emergency beds/emergency stretchers (not gurney type) or any other area in acute care, recovery or after care (e.g. PACU/PARR)
Note: If a patient is discharged the same day he/she is admitted, the daily BCS count will only include the admission and the discharge. The bed is no longer relevant, as there is no patient occupying a bed at midnight.
For detailed information on unconventional spaces, please refer to the Daily BCS FAQ document provided to registered users within the Health Data Branch Web Portal, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Number of inpatients receiving care in unconventional spaces or ER stretchers in each day (at 12am), summed for all days in the given reporting period.