Average Length of Stay (LOS) in Days of Hospital Discharges for Nontraumatic Lower Extremity Amputation with Diabetes as a Listed Diagnosis, United States, 1988–2009
From 1988 to 2009, the average length of stay of hospital discharges for nontraumatic lower extremity amputation (LEA) with diabetes as a listed diagnosis decreased by 10.1 days (from 19.9 to 9.8 days). As seen in the detailed tables, decreases in the average length of stay were seen among all age, sex, and race groups examined.
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 the CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
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