length of stay


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length of stay (LOS)

the period of time a patient remains in a hospital or other health care facility as an inpatient.

length of stay

A term defined by the NHS as the length of an inpatient episode of care, calculated from the day of admission to day of discharge, and based on the number of nights spent in hospital. Patients admitted and discharged on the same day have a length of stay of less than one day.

length of stay

Managed care The total number of days–measured in multiples of a 24-hr day that a Pt occupies a hospital bed. See Admission, 23-hr admission.

length of stay

The number of days between admission and discharge from an inpatient care facility.
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