Hospital bed utilisation in the NHS, Kaiser Permanente, and the US Medicare programme: analysis of routine data

Chris Ham , Nick York , Steve Sutch , Rob Shaw
Table 4

Length of hospital stay (days) for people aged over 65

KaiserMedicare CaliforniaMedicare United States
GroupNHSUnstandardisedStandardisedUnstandardisedStandardisedUnstandardisedStandardised
Stroke27.084.294.265.845.846.546.53
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease9.873.823.795.435.355.425.37
Bronchitis or asthma11.733.113.094.054.224.414.41
Coronary bypass13.279.829.608.868.6310.379.98
Acute myocardial infarction9.394.374.355.225.145.605.46
Heart failure or shock12.423.723.705.295.285.395.37
Angina pectoris5.882.222.212.662.582.622.56
Hip replacement12.604.524.545.715.415.695.46
Knee replacement11.324.164.174.524.544.394.40
Hip fracture26.884.944.895.995.976.486.47
Kidney or urinary tract infection15.193.783.805.145.115.315.32