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Term: Conservable Bed Days

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-09-26


Conservable Bed Days has been defined by ICES as "the number of days that might be conserved if a hospital decreased the adjusted average length of stay (LOS) from existing levels to the benchmark levels".

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