Exhibit 1.2. Inpatient Hospital Stays and Average Length of Stay Number of Inpatient Hospital Stays and Average Length of Stay, 1993-2005
Year Level Standard Errors
Total number of discharges Average length of stay (in days) Total number of discharges Average length of stay (in days)
1993 34,314,200 5.7 615,689 0.1
1994 34,140,500 5.5 585,696 0.1
1995 34,236,800 5.2 607,929 0.0
1996 34,219,900 4.9 614,774 0.0
1997 34,678,700 4.8 653,509 0.0
1998 34,874,000 4.8 616,338 0.0
1999 35,467,700 4.7 658,112 0.0
2000 36,417,600 4.6 673,569 0.0
2001 37,187,600 4.6 593,567 0.0
2002 37,804,000 4.6 666,900 0.0
2003 38,220,700 4.6 700,796 0.0
2004 38,661,800 4.6 707,463 0.0
2005 39,163,800 4.6 765,017 0.0
Source: AHRQ, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 19932005.

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