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Average Length of Stay (LOS, in Days) of Hospital Discharges with Diabetes as First-Listed Diagnosis, United States 1988–2009

Overall, the average length of stay (LOS) of hospital discharges with diabetes as first-listed diagnosis decreased from 8.2 days in 1988 to 5.0 days in 2009.

Graph showing Average Length of Stay (ALOS, in Days) of Hospital Discharges with Diabetes as First-Listed Diagnosis, United States 1988-2009. Links for data figures, sources, methodology and data limitations, and detailed tables follow this figure.
 

YearAverage LOS
19888.2
19897.6
19907.8
19917.0
19926.8
19937.6
19946.4
19956.2
19966.4
19975.8
19985.2
19995.4
20005.2
20015.0
20025.0
20034.6
20044.8
20054.8
20064.6
20075.2
20084.6
20095.0

 

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. Data computed by personnel in CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

 

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