The necessary length of hospital stay for chronic pulmonary disease
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Hemoglobin A, Glycosylated
--The medically required length of stay for patients with an exacerbation of chronic pulmonary disease was between 6 and 7 days, on average. This length of stay, which was based on clinical events, differs from the length of stay that was calculated as a statistical norm by the diagnosis related group system. Clinical characteristics may help to identify patients who require a longer length of stay.