Calculate and interpret health care statistics.

Calculate and interpret health care statistics.

Calculate and interpret health care statistics.

Calculate and interpret health care statistics.
HC 301 A2.pngLength of stay (LOS) is a data set calculated daily for the facility to understand the capacity and ability to accept new inpatient cases. Depending on their role, healthcare professionals, both clinical and administrative, analyze and make decisions using LOS data.

Document type: Memo, Word document

Audience: Hospital department staff (clinical and administrative)

Objective: Explain why Length of Stay (LOS) is tracked, and how it is used by administrators and clinicians.

APA requirements: Title and reference pages, three references, in-text citations.

Assignment Details

Define Length of Stay (LOS) in the context of a hospital inpatient department.
Complete the following table by creating dates of admission, dates of discharge, and calculating the LOS:

Date of Admission

Date of Discharge

Length of Stay (LOS)

Patient A

Patient B

Patient C

Patient D

In a closing paragraph, explain how analysis of LOS data can lead to improving quality of patient care and hospital efficiency.

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Calculate and interpret health care statistics.

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