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Average Length of Stay (LOS) in Days of Hospital Discharges with Heart Failure as First-Listed Diagnosis and Diabetes as Secondary Diagnosis, United States, 1988–2006

From 1988 through 2006, the average length of stay of hospital discharges with heart failure as first-listed diagnosis and diabetes as secondary diagnosis decreased by 4.4 days (from 9.3 to 4.9 days). As seen in the detailed tables (link below), decreases in the average length of stay were seen among all age and race-sex groups examined. 

Graph showing Average Length of Stay (LOS) in Days of Hospital Discharges with Heart Failure as First-Listed Diagnosis, United States, 1988–2006. Links for data figures, sources, methods and data limitations, and detailed tables follow this image.
 

YearAverage LOS
1988 9.3
1989 8.5
1990 8.5
1991 7.6
1992 8.5
1993 7.6
1994 6.8
1995 6.7
1996 6.5
1997 5.6
1998 5.8
1999 5.3
2000 5.2
2001 5.0
2002 5.3
20034.8
20044.9
20054.6
20064.9

 

Methods and Limitations

Detailed Data Table

Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Health Care Statistics, data from the National Hospital Discharge Survey and Division of Health Interview Statistics, data from the National Health Interview Survey. Data computed by personnel in the Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC.

 

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