has counted 234 incomplete medical
records in the incomplete area of your HIM Department
for the month of September. During this same period your hospital discharged 1,051 patients. What is the rate of incomplete records
for this period
I believe the question is asking you to find the rate of incomplete records in relation to patients discharged. If that is the case, you can find the rate by dividing the number of incomplete records by the number of discharged patients (or 234/1051), resulting in a rate of .222645 (or .22 when rounded) incomplete records per discharged patient. Depending on your teacher's preference you may report this as a simple decimal as above or a percentage (22%).