The asterisk indicates that for patients with multiple admissions, length of stay is based on the index hospitalization. This is a line diagram showing the average length of stay in days by the years 2005 and 2010 for admissions with 1 admission for septicemia as a principal diagnosis, 2 or more admissions for septicemia as a principal diagnosis, and admissions for septicemia as a secondary diagnosis for each of these categories. 2005: 1 admission, septicemia as a principal diagnosis: 9.3, 2 or more admissions, septicemia as a principal diagnosis: 10.8, 1 admission, septicemia as a secondary diagnosis: 17.9, 2 or more admissions, septicemia as a secondary diagnosis: 19.8. 2010: 1 admission, septicemia as a principal diagnosis: 8.3, 2 or more admissions, septicemia as a principal diagnosis: 11.1, 1 admission, septicemia as a secondary diagnosis: 16.1, 2 or more admissions, septicemia as a secondary diagnosis: 19.9. Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), State Inpatient Databases (SID), 2005 and 2010: Arizona, California, Florida, Nebraska, New York, Utah, and Washington.

Figure 4Average length of stay* for patients discharged with a principal or secondary septicemia diagnosis by number of septicemia discharges in the year in selected States, 2005 and 2010

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), State Inpatient Databases (SID), 2005 and 2010: Arizona, California, Florida, Nebraska, New York, Utah, and Washington

From: Trends in Septicemia Hospitalizations and Readmissions in Selected HCUP States, 2005 and 2010

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Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Statistical Briefs [Internet].

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