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Average Length of StayHospital-Wide

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. At UTMB Health, we use length of stay index to compare ourselves to other hospitals. Lower numbers are better.

The overall length of stay (LOS) index for UTMB patients for all conditions is around 1.0, meaning that our observed length of stay for patients is as expected. In 2015, UTMB’s LOS index was lower (better) than that of our Academic Medical Center Peers. The average length of stay for UTMB patients in 2015, regardless of condition, was around 4.25 days.

Overall Length of Sta

Discharge Year

Observed Avg. LOS

Expected Avg. LOS

LOS Index

Star Rating

2015

4.25

4.31

0.99

★★★★

2014

4.35

4.36

1.00

★★★★

2013

4.46

4.20

1.06

★★★

2012

4.18

4.08

1.02

★★★★

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