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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Average Length of Stay

The term length of stay (LOS) in health care refers to the period of time (in days) that spans from when a patient was admitted to the hospital to the time they are discharged. Lower numbers are better.

UTMB’s length of stay index for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is below 1, meaning that these patients are staying in the hospital for shorter periods of time than expected. UTMB’s LOS index has been lower (better) than our Academic Medical Center Peers' since 2012.

The average length of stay for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease was just over 4 days in 2015.

COPD LOS

Discharge Year

Observed Avg. LOS

Expected Avg. LOS

LOS Index

Star Rating

2015

4.14

4.34

0.95

★★★

2014

5.31

6.01

0.88

★★★★

2013

5.93

5.95

1.00

★★★

2012

4.98

6.73

0.74

★★★★


See COPD Readmisson Rates See COPD Mortality Rates
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