Inpatient length of stay measures: Statistical and conceptual issues

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This paper examines the combined use of a prospective view of length of stay (LOS) using life table analysis and examinations of point-in-time data measuring the LOS of individuals hospitalized on a given day. This approach can provide a more detailed and comprehensive view of trends and differences in LOS across facilities over time and can be particularly… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00707137

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@article{Fisher2004InpatientLO, title={Inpatient length of stay measures: Statistical and conceptual issues}, author={William H. Fisher and Fred B. Altaffer}, journal={Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research}, year={2004}, volume={19}, pages={311-320} }