Prolonged length of stay in hospitalized internal medicine patients

Published: 9 November 2015
Author(s): Raquel Barba, Javier Marco, Jesús Canora, Susana Plaza, Sara Nistal Juncos, Juan Hinojosa, Manuel Mendez Bailon, Antonio Zapatero
Section: Original Article

Targeting patients with prolonged hospitalizations may represent an effective strategy for reducing average hospital length of stay (LOS). Objective: We sought to characterize predictors of prolonged hospitalization among internal medicine patients in an effort to guide future improvement efforts.