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  1. Lagoe, Ronald J.
  2. Westert, Gert P.
  3. Kendrick, Kathleen
  4. Morreale, Gene
  5. Mnich, Saundra


Abstract: Major financial constraints on health care payors are increasing pressure on hospitals to become more efficient. This study described the use of common data formats and specific interventions with physicians and nursing homes to reduce inpatient lengths of stay by four hospitals in Syracuse, New York. These initiatives saved over 28,000 patient days and an average daily census of 96.0 over a 3.5-year period.