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AHRQ Tools and Resources for Better Health Care

Research in Action, Issue 10

Figure 6. Average Hospital Stay: United States

Heart attack: 1993, 7.4; 2000, 5.5. Blood poisoning: 1993, 10.0; 2000, 8.2. Stroke: 1993, 9.5; 2000, 6.7. Pneumonia: 1993, 7.8; 2000, 6.0. Congestive heart failure: 1993, 7.4; 2000, 5.6. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: 1993, 7.2; 2000, 5.3.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. AHRQ data show rising hospital charges, falling hospital stays. Press release. Sept. 18, 2002. AHRQ Web site: http://www.ahrq.gov/news/press/pr2002/rishospr.htm.

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Current as of September 2005
Internet Citation: AHRQ Tools and Resources for Better Health Care: Research in Action, Issue 10. September 2005. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/factsheets/tools/toolsria/ria-6.html