Overall Measures - Length of Stay

Length of stay measures the number of days a patient spends in the hospital. A shorter length of stay usually means a better outcome for the patient. It indicates more efficient and effective care. Shorter lengths of stay also mean that the patient is able to return home earlier, providing the opportunity to recuperate in a familiar surrounding. A shorter time in the hospital is often less disruptive for the patient and his/her family.


Inpatient Length of Stay

A low number is better.

What this means

Length of stay measures the number of days a patient is hospitalized. This measure shows Fletcher Allen's performance in relation to a national comparison.

Why it’s important

A shorter length of stay is an indicator of a good patient care process. This measure shows how Fletcher Allen compares with more than 100 academic medical centers across the country.

Chart Source Data - University HealthSystem Consortium