average length of stay


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average length of stay

Managed care The average period in days that the average person stays in hospital for a particular procedure or with a particular illness.

MedspeakUK A term of art referring to the time a patient spends in hospital before being discharged. The ALoS can vary in different hospitals by 2 weeks or more for otherwise “standard” procedures (e.g., hip replacements and bowel surgery).

average length of stay

Managed care The total number of Pt days divided by the number of admissions and discharges during a specified period of time, which results in an average number of days in the hospital for each person admitted
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