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Position and Communication Papers of the 16th Conference on Computer Science and Intelligence Systems

Annals of Computer Science and Information Systems, Volume 26

Shorter length of stay keeps the doctor away? About the influence of the length of hospital stay on the recovery

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15439/2021F115

Citation: Position and Communication Papers of the 16th Conference on Computer Science and Intelligence Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki, D. Ślęzak (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 26, pages 169173 ()

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Abstract. Since at least the 1960s, the average length of stay in German hospitals has been declined. Early discharge can cause health risks for the patient and incurs cost risks for health insurers. Otherwise, a shorter length of stay can also indicate more efficient and better care in hospitals. The aim of this research project is therefore to investigate whether the decreasing length of stay has an effect on the quality of care provided by hospitals and whether a shorter length of stay in inpatient care results in an increase in follow-up outpatient care. Routine data will be used.


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