Length of Stay
The term length of stay 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. At UTMB Health, we use length of stay index to compare ourselves to other hospitals. Lower numbers are better.
In 2015, UTMB’s length of stay (LOS) index for patients with heart failure was higher (worse) than 1.0, meaning that during this time, patients stayed in the hospital longer than expected. Their stay was also longer compared to our Academic Medical Center Peers . The average length of stay at UTMB in 2015 for patients with this condition was just under 7 days.