Saint Mary’s Hospital, CT, Witnesses a Drop of 24.01% in LOS from Q4 2016 to Q3 2019 for DRG 189

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By: Barsha Nandy  Mar. 26, 2020

Dexur’s analysis of the Medicare Claims data from Oct 2016 to Sep 2019 revealed that Saint Mary’s Hospital saw a decrease of 24.01% in Length of Stay (LOS) for DRG 189: Pulmonary Edema and Respiratory Failure from Q4 2016 to Q3 2019. Saint Mary’s Hospital registered a LOS of 3.48 in Q3 2019, with a decrease of 24.01% from 4.58 in Q4 2016. During the same period, the hospital’s LOS was lesser than the state and national averages of 5.53 and 5.59, respectively. In Connecticut, the LOS decreased by 9.78% from 6.13 in Q4 2016 to 5.53 in Q3 2019. For the same duration, the national LOS dropped by 12.65% from 6.4 in Q4 2016 to 5.59 in Q3 2019.

Saint Mary’s Hospital, located in Waterbury, CT, saw a small decrease of 5.45% from 4.58 in Q4 2016 to 4.33 in Q3 2017. The increase in percentage remained stagnant from Q3 2017 to Q3 2018 at 4.3. The following year saw the LOS decrease by 0.8 from 4.3 in Q3 2018 to 3.48 in Q3 2019. The graph below depicts the LOS of Saint Mary’s Hospital compared to the state and national values for DRG 189 from Q4 2016 to Q4 2019.

For DRG Category Pulmonology, Saint Mary’s Hospital’s LOS at 3.76 was lesser than that of state and national averages of 4.78 and 4.84, respectively, in Q3 2019. The Pulmonology LOS also saw a drop from Q4 2016 to Q3 2019 by 27.27%. The LOS for Pulmonology for Q3 2016 at 4.62 was lesser than the state and national average at 5.17 and 5.45, respectively.


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