What does ALOS stand for?

Average length of stay

An acronym that represents the average number of days in a hospital for each admission; calculated by dividing the sum of inpatient days spent by the number of patient admissions with the same diagnosis-related group classification; can be used to predict a patient's expected length of stay.


Often patients with your symptoms experience an ALOS of 2 days and then recuperate at home

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Updated February 18, 2015

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