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Length of Stay for Stroke Patients

In 2008, the average length of stay for stroke patients at Highland Hospital was 6.7 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.

According to the most recent national data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project's Nationwide Inpatient Sample from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the average length of stay for stroke in the U.S. was 6.2 days.