During the follow-up week, 22% of the dexamethasone group needed infirmary care and the mean stay
was 17 hours, compared with 21% of the placebo group with a mean stay
of 18 hours.
Mind you, I was nine and she was referring to changing my vest from wincyette to lightweight cotton, and she really did mean stay
wrapped up until June 1.
The mean stay
was 14.4 days for transfused patients, compared with 11.9 days for nontransfused patients.
In class I disease, the mean stay
was 4.2 days for those whose antimicrobials were selected in accord with national guidelines, compared with 5.3 days for those who received alternative agents.
The best practices identified appear to be Hospital HH in San Diego County, with a re-admission rate of 5% and a mean stay of 3.9 days; Hospital Z in Sacramento County, with a re-admission rate of 4.3% and a mean stay of 4.7 days; and Hospital AA in Sacramento County, with a re-admission rate of 4.5% and a mean stay of 4.3 days.
Combined benchmarking of outcomes and utilization suggested that benchmark levels were produced by Hospital AA in Sacramento, with a re-admission rate of 2.5% and a mean stay of 4 days; and Hospital II in San Diego, with a re-admission rate of 4% and a mean stay of 3.5 days.
In commenting on this study, The Hastings Center Report recently pointed out: "Although the mean stay
in the hospital was just over 12 days, one comatose patient lingered for more than four months, running up a hospital bill of $95,144.
Patients who underwent early colonoscopy had a mean stay
of 5 days vs.
Mean stay levels are useful because they reflect the LOS experience of a population.
April/June 1996 April/June 1997 n=45 n=42 Mean Length of Stay 11.2 6.2 Median Length of Stay 7.0 6.0 During the second quarter of 1996, the mean stay for stroke patients at Hospital A was considerably longer (4.2 days) than the median stay.
I don't mean stay
until the end of the season, I mean for at least 10 more years.
And by rushed, I mean stayed
sat at the table looking confused.