Why is Length of Stay important to me?
In selecting a hospital, look at the average length of stay (LOS) for the state as whole and compare it to the hospital you are considering. Keep in mind that only large differences are significant, so do not be concerned with slight differences in the rates.
Important things to consider:
Disclaimer - The length of stay is just one factor to consider when selecting a hospital. Also keep in mind that differences in LOS between hospitals can vary for many reasons and may not always indicate a hospital's level of quality. You should visit and learn more about any hospital that you may use for services.