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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 LOS of hospital discharges for nontraumatic lower extremity amputation with diabetes as a listed diagnosis decreased by 10.1 days (from 19.9 to 9.8 days). The detailed tables show that the average LOS decreased  among all age, sex, and race groups examined.

 

Graph showing 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. Links for methodology and data limitations follow this figure.

YearAverage LOS
198819.9
198919.3
199020.6
199119.9
199217.6
199320.4
199414.7
199513.8
199613.7
199712.2
199811.7
199911.7
200011.9
200110.6
200211.8
20039.7
200410.7
200510.8
200610.6
200711.9
20089.1
20099.8

 


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 the CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

 

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