Hospital Charges and Length of Stay Report-2006
Measure Type: Utilization, Cost, Demographics
Colorado’s Hospital Association provides updated information to consumers on the quality and changes in their healthcare system. They use all types of hospitals for their reports, including: private and government-operated facilities, metropolitan and rural, large and small, investor-owned and also non-for-profit organizations. Their mission is to provide “advocacy and leadership, fosters communication, collaboration and consensus; provide technical assistance and information about emerging tools and trends to improve patient safety, hospital efficiency and effectiveness.”
This report provides information on the cost and utilization of the participating hospitals in Colorado. Data is collected on a hospital’s inpatient charges and the average length of stay. Physicians’ charges and outpatient surgery charges are not included in the data intake. The reports are updated annually.
A list of codes for APR-DRGs (All Payer Refined-Diagnosis Related Groups) and MDCs (Major Diagnostic Categories) are listed for the public, describing the different treatments used for this report. The charts illustrate the total number of patients admitted categorizing their level of severity. There is also an average charge, low and high charge for their length of stay.