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Figure 6. Average length of stay in days among patients undergoing noncardiac procedures, by age

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Patients 50-59 years old stayed an average of 7.6 days; patients 60-59 years old stayed an average of 8.3 days; patients 70-59 years old stayed an average of 8.8 days; and patients 80 and over stayed an average of 9.3 days.

Source: Polanczyk CA, Marcantonio E, Goldman L, et al. Impact of age on perioperative complications and length of stay in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery. Ann Intern Med 2001;134(8):637-43.

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Internet Citation: Figure 6. Average length of stay in days among patients undergoing noncardiac procedures, by age: Research in Action, Issue 4. May 2002. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/factsheets/aging/osteoria/osteoriaf6.html