Term: Length of Stay Categories

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Last Updated: 2007-09-26

Definition:

There are 8 categories for grouping LOS: (1) 1-8 days, (2) 9-14 days, (3) 15-22 days, (4) 23-59 days, (5) 60-89 days, (6) 90-179 days, (7) 180-365 days, and (8) 365 days or more.

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References 

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