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Table 3 Mean length of stay (LOS) for managed and non-managed care groups for each DRG

From: Does managed care make a difference? Physicians' length of stay decisions under managed and non-managed care

DRG Diagnosis/ Procedure mean LOS in days (s. error) managed care group 1999 2000 2001 mean LOS days (s. error) non-managed care group 1999 2000 2001 difference between managed and non-managed care groups (days) 1999 2000 2001
88 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 3.92 (0.31) 3.93 (0.24) 3.47 (0.24) 3.77 (0.29) 3.79 (0.20) 3.35 (0.22) 0.15 0.14 0.12
127 Congestive Heart Failure 1.77 (0.25) 1.77 (0.25) 1.74 (0.25) 1.71 (0.22) 1.58 (0.23) 1.67 (0.22) 0.06 0.19 0.07
209 Hip replacement 5.21 (1.16) 4.35 (0.74) 5.02 (0.40) 5.25 (1.15) 4.62 (0.74) 5.01 (0.39) -0.04 -0.27 0.01
358 Hysterectomy with complications 3.08 (0.75) 1.93 (0.45) 2.06 (0.45) 3.18 (0.74) 1.92 (0.45) 2.10 (0.46) -0.10 0.01 -0.04
359 Hysterectomy without complications 2.38 (0.31) 2.35 (0.17) 2.68 (0.13) 2.42 (0.31) 2.28 (0.17) 2.71 (0.12) -0.04 0.07 -0.03
370 Cesarean section with complications 2.95 (0.14) 2.40 (0.80) 1.89 (1.76) 2.82 (0.13) 2.37 (0.80) 1.88 (1.77) 0.13 0.03 0.01
371 Cesarean section without complications 2.88 (0.30) 2.69 (0.21) 3.28 (0.22) 2.84 (0.30) 2.70 (0.21) 3.26 (0.21) 0.04 -0.01 0.02