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The Increasing Impact of Length of Stay “Outliers” on Length of Stay at an Urban Academic Hospital

Charles Locke, MD, CHCQM-PHYADV | Published on 9/9/2021

Outlier cases utilize a disproportionate and increasing share of hospital resources and available beds. The current tendency to exclude such outlier stays in data reporting due to assumed rare occurrence may need to be revisited. Outlier stays require distinct and targeted interventions to appropriately reduce length of stay to both improve patient care and maintain hospital capacity.


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