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Use the following dates to compute the ALOS and median LOS and range. The discharge date is July 2nd (non-leap year). Round the ALOS to one decimal place.

Admission Date LOS

1-2 January = 29; February = 28; March = 31; April = 30; May = 31; June = 30; July = 2; Total = 181

1-10 January = 21; February = 28; March = 31; April = 30; May = 31; June = 30; July = 2; Total = 173

2-8 February = 20; March = 31; April = 30; May = 31; June = 30; July = 2; Total = 144

2-10 February = 18; March = 31; April = 30; May = 31; June = 30; July = 2; Total = 142

2-26 February = 2; March = 31; April = 30; May = 31; June = 30; July = 2; Total = 126

3-1 March = 30; April = 30; May = 31; June = 30; July = 2; Total = 123

3-6 March = 25; April = 30; May = 31; June = 30; July = 2; Total = 118

3-12 March = 19; April = 30; May = 31; June = 30; July = 2; Total = 112

3-15 March = 16; April = 30; May = 31; June = 30; July = 2; Total = 109

4-1 April = 29; May = 31; June = 30; July = 2; Total = 92

4-15 April = 15; May = 31; June = 30; July = 2; Total = 78

5-3 May = 28; June = 30; July = 2; Total = 60

5-5 May = 26; June = 30; July = 2; Total = 58

5-6 May = 25; June = 30; July = 2; Total = 57

5-18 May = 13; June = 30; July = 2; Total = 45

6-17 June = 13; July = 2; Total = 15

6-29 June = 1; July = 2; Total = 3

7-1 July 2; Total = 1

Okay I need help with this I want to make sure If I am doing this right or not. This is statistics for healthcare.

I calculated the median as 109+92=201/2=100.5
Range-180
I am confused on how I go about figuring out the ALOS (average length of stay) for this problem. Can anyone help me figure this out. I would appreciate it. Thank you.

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  1. You're right.

    The total LOS divided by the number of patients discharge is the average length of stay (ALOS).

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  2. Okay so my total is 1637 divided by 18 patients is it? 1637/18=90.9 round that off to one decimal place =91.0 days is that correct??

    I confuse myself with all of this. Thanks so much for your help Kuai!

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