Average Length of Stay for Knee Replacement
In 2011, Highland Hospital's average length of stay (ALOS) for knee replacement was 3.10 days, which was better than the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) similar hospitals’ ALOS for knee replacement of 3.28 days.
The average length of stay (measured in days) provides general information about the efficiency of care delivery, and is therefore an important quality indicator. However, patients with a greater severity of illness may have a longer average length of stay.
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), is an alliance of 107 academic medical centers and 220 of their affiliated hospitals, representing approximately 90% of the nation’s non-profit academic medical centers.