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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Average length of stay was not associated with number of comorbidities, and for patients with a length of stay greater than the third quartile (length of stay [greater than or equal to] 8 days), the average number of comorbidities was also 3.3, no greater than that of the sample population.
At the Launceston General Hospital, there has also been a reduction of the average length of stay in General Medicine by more than half a day.
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The average length of stay and its effective control could be judged from the simple fact that decrease of average length of stay just by one day on all the beds in country can mobilize a bed capacity equivalent to making available approximately 41000 additional beds in a year.
The average length of stay for visitors was four nights, down from 4.5 nights in January 2014.
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The statistics, released by Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) on Sunday, show increases across key indicators, including hotel establishment guests, hotel and hotel apartment room revenues, F&B revenue and average length of stay.
The rise in visitor numbers had a notable impact across the tourism industry, in terms of hotel guest numbers, revenues, room occupancy rates and average length of stay.
The average length of stay decreased 4% on May 2011 to come in at 2.82 days.
At three days, the average length of stay of the emirate's hotel guests was marginally up on the year before.
DUBAI has further consolidated its position on the world tourism map with its hotels and hotel apartments posting impressive all-round performance in hotel guest numbers, cruise passengers, revenues, guest nights and average length of stay in 2011.
The average length of stay for all patients was seven days (eight days if an emergency).