Associations Between Reduced Hospital Length of Stay and 30-Day Readmission Rate and Mortality: 14-Year Experience in 129 Veterans Affairs Hospitals

Study Questions:

What are trends in hospital length of stay (LOS) and 30-day readmission rates for all medical diagnoses combined and Five specific diagnoses—heart failure (HF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, acute myocardial infarction (AMI), community-acquired pneumonia, and gastrointestinal hemorrhage—among hospitals in the Veterans Health Administration?