length of stay


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to length of stay: Average Length Of Stay

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.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

length of stay

The number of days between admission and discharge from an inpatient care facility.
See also: length
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners
References in periodicals archive ?
Patients with HIV/TB co-infection were also found to have the highest proportion of individuals with an increased length of stay, with 39.3% of these patients staying >8 days (the 3rd quartile) (Fig.
and length of stay, this Article seeks to transcend the dominant lines
For the length of stay index, 1.7 percent of the variance could be explained by these three leading metrics.
Average length of stay independent of procedure following the procedures was 3 (range: 1 to 9) days.
Average length of stay (Table 3), was more in patients undergoing surgery for esophageal carcinoma 18.71 days, major heart operations, decortications, lung resections, surgery in bronchopleural fistula and vascular repairs after avulsion injuries, average length of stay was shortest 06.39 days in patients operated for patent ductus arteriosus.
"Respondents expected length of stay to increase across all client types.
The decrease in the average length of stay is the primary reason for the decline in tourism revenue in June, believes the Cyprus Tourism Organisation.
Night and day in the VA: Associations between night shift staffing, nurse workforce characteristics, and length of stay. Research in Nursing & Health, 37(2), 90-97.
The report said: "Our results suggest that the continuous efforts to decrease length of stay after major surgery in many countries is associated with higher mortality after hospital discharge."
Increasing the length of stay has been identified as a key driver of tourism growth across Dubai within the Tourism Vision for 2020, and average length of stay increased across the board, with an average of 3.9 days -- length of stay in hotels increased to 3.4 days and hotel apartments to 5.7 days.
They delivered a 20% uplift in guest nights to 340,981 with an average length of stay of 3.8 nights.
Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, or DTCM, said on the sidelines of World Travel Market in London, that the visitors traffic showed increases across hotel establishment guests, room occupancy levels, hotel and hotel apartment revenues and average length of stay, all key factors in order for Dubai to achieve its Tourism Vision for 2020.