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Table 1 Percentage of hospital days that could have been saved

From: Benchmarking and reducing length of stay in Dutch hospitals

  % hospital days (clinical and day care) to gain by substitution to day care % hospital days (clinical and day care) to gain by reduction length of stay to 15th percentile hospital % hospital days (clinical and day care) to gain by substitution to day care AND reduction length of stay to 15th percentile hospital Extrapolation to all Dutch hospitals: number of hospital days to gain
Internal medicine 0.3% 11.1% 11.4% 248231
Cardiology 1.2% 16.5% 17.7% 243766
Pulmonology 0.2% 12.9% 13.1% 114951
Rheumatology 0.1% 17.3% 17.4% 14357
Gastroenterology 1.4% 11.5% 12.9% 51784
General Surgery 2.5% 9.1% 11.6% 243697
Urology 4.7% 9.8% 14.5% 60074
Orthopaedic surgery 2.6% 10.7% 13.3% 127051
Cardiothoracic Surgery 0.0% 22.2% 22.2% 34833
Neurosurgery 0.4% 26.9% 27.3% 48463
Oral Surgery 3.2% 15.8% 18.9% 8712
Plastic surgery 4.1% 14.1% 18.2% 28022
Obstetrics and gynaecology 0.5% 11.5% 12.0% 126912
Paediatrics 0.2% 11.4% 11.6% 100307
Psychiatry 0.0% 19.1% 19.1% 84182
Neurology 0.1% 11.8% 11.9% 106441
Otolaryngology (ENT) 13.2% 10.5% 23.7% 72756
Ophthalmology 5.5% 13.9% 19.4% 37975
Geriatrics and other specialties 0.2% 38.7% 38.9% 71924
TOTAL 1.4% 12.9% 14.3% 1824441