Predictors and determinants of hospital length of stay in congestive heart failure in ten community hospitals.

@article{Philbin1997PredictorsAD,
  title={Predictors and determinants of hospital length of stay in congestive heart failure in ten community hospitals.},
  author={Edward F. Philbin and Thomas A Rocco and Leatha Lynch and Victoria A Rogers and Paul L. Jenkins},
  journal={The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation},
  year={1997},
  volume={16 5},
  pages={548-55}
}
BACKGROUND Little is known about the actual determinants of hospital length of stay (LOS) among patients admitted with congestive heart failure (CHF), in spite of its economic impact. To increase understanding of these factors, we examined the demographic, clinical, laboratory, and treatment characteristics of patients hospitalized with decompensated CHF. METHODS The charts of consecutive patients admitted to 10 acute care community hospitals during 1995 were reviewed. The relationship… CONTINUE READING

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