Length of stay (LOS) is an essential indicator of hospital operational efficiency. Albany Med compared its performance with benchmark data and determined that it could improve inpatient LOS. By convening a multidisciplinary team of providers committed to decreasing hospital LOS and leveraging its data and analytics platform, Albany Med was able to uncover underlying issues causing unnecessary extended hospital stays and substantially reduce LOS.
- 28,561 recoverable bed days, the result of a 50.5 percent relative reduction in LOS greater than 30-days.
- 15.9 percent relative improvement in echocardiogram turnaround time.
- 0.68-day reduction in LOS