Average Length of Stay Metric

Measures how long, on average, patients stay in your hospital after having a specific procedure, such as appendectomy.

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Healthcare KPI Example - Average Length of Stay MetricHealthcare KPI Example - Average Length of Stay Metric

Overview

The Average Length of Stay KPI measures how long, on averarge, patients stay in your hospital after having a specific procedure, such as an appendectomy. This KPI can vary widely based on what type of facility you are operating (long term vs short term) and what type of medical conditions are involved.

Once you've gathered your data, you can concentrate on investigating why your number is what it is by showing it in this KPI. Is it influenced by hospital acquired infections, or by excellent healthcare service? Calculating this KPI is straightforward, but it is important to give each patient a base-value of 1 to account for all visits, even if they are not overnight patients.

Monitoring Healthcare KPIs on a Dashboard

Once you have established benchmarks and targets for Average Length of Stay, you’ll want to establish processes for monitoring this and other healthcare KPIs. Dashboards can be critical in this regard. Read more

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