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Average Length of Stay

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Originally published on January 20, 2013. Last updated November 21, 2013.

One measure of use of health facilities, reported as an average number of inpatient days spent in a hospital or other health care facility per admission or discharge. It is calculated as follows: total number of days in the facility for all admissions during a particular period divided by the number of admissions during the same period. Average lengths of stay vary and are measured by age, specific diagnosis, or sources of payment.

Originally published on January 20, 2013. Last updated November 21, 2013.
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