Table 3

Adjusted Length of Stay for Patients Aged 18 to 64 Years, by Principal Expected Source of Payment

Mean Length of Stay, dP Valuea
Hospital OwnershipSelf-payMedicaidAll Other PaymentsSelf-pay vs MedicaidSelf-pay vs All OtherMedicaid vs All Other
 Proprietary hospital2.643.493.03<.01.09<.01
 Government hospital2.833.
 Nonprofit hospital2.773.162.86<.01.08<.01
 Proprietary hospital2.643.033.19<.01<.01<.01
 Government hospital2.893.
 Nonprofit hospital2.723.162.80<.01.03<.01
  • ACSC=ambulatory care–sensitive condition.

  • Note: Adjusted for age, sex, race, and Deyo-Charlson Comorbidity Index.

  • a P value based on difference in days.