Predicting length of stay in an acute care hospital: the role of psychosocial problems.

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In an acute care hospital, a major performance indicator is patient length of stay. This study, in a large university teaching acute care hospital in Canada, examined the effect of psychosocial problems on length of stay, controlling for patient demographics and medical condition. Average days stay for Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) was used as a proxy… (More)

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