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Computer-calculated and -printed tables of lengths of stay in U. S. hospitals. Breakdowns of data by disease or operation, age, and other factors. Each table includes number of patients as basis for data, average stay, variance, and stays at seven percentiles. Facing tables compare data for January 1965 to June 1966 ("pre-Medicare") and January 1967 to June 1968 ("post-Medicare").
An invaluable resource, even within the limited scope of time within which the data were gathered, for the hospital administrator, utilization committee, or departmental chairman interested in comparing local performance with national averages. The data are not offered as representing optimal
Length of Stay in USA Hospitals.. Ann Intern Med. 1969;71:233. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-71-1-233_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;71(1):233.
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