Average Length of Stay (ALOS, in Days) of Hospital Discharges with Diabetes as First-Listed Diagnosis, United States 1988–2009
Overall, the average length of stay (ALOS) of hospital discharge with diabetes as first-listed diagnosis decreased from 8.2 days in 1988 to 5.0 days 2009.
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. Data computed by personnel in CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
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