Average length of stay
Often patients with your symptoms experience an ALOS of 2 days and then recuperate at home.
|CCU||Critical care unit|
|ICU||Intensive care unit|
|BLS||Basic life support|
|HMO||Health maintenance organization|
|PPO||Preferred provider organization|
|CNA||Certified nursing assistant|
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.