Medicare inpatient hospital ALOS in U.S. cases by disease and IDN status 2016

This statistic shows the average length of Medicare primary inpatient hospital stays in the United States in 2016, by disease. In this year, an primary Medicare asthma patient stayed an average of 3.8 days in IDN hospitals. Medicare currently provides coverage for the largest portion of inpatient cases. Among the selected medical conditions, diabetes mellitus patients had the highest average length of stay, with almost five days.

Average length of Medicare inpatient hospital stays by disease in 2016, by IDN status (in days)*

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Release date

September 2018


United States

Survey time period


Special properties

only Medicare primary inpatient cases

Supplementary notes

* IDN = integrated delivery network.
ALOS = average length of stay.

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