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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 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.

 

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
1988 19.9
1989 19.3
1990 20.6
1991 19.9
1992 17.6
1993 20.4
1994 14.7
1995 13.8
1996 13.7
1997 12.2
1998 11.7
1999 11.7
2000 11.9
2001 10.6
2002 11.8
20039.7
2004 10.7
200510.8
2006 10.6
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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