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TABLE 5 - 1998 SPARCS - DISCHARGES / AVERAGE LENGTH OF STAY BY DISPOSITION OF PATIENT BY SERVICE CATEGORY			  1
 
						       SERVICE CATEGORY
 DISPOSITION OF PATIENT	    TOTAL   MEDICAL  SURGICAL PEDIATRIC OBSTETRIC   NURSERY	PSYCH
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      HOME		  1876617    547225    537567	 123733	   275865    234499    157728
			      5.1	4.9	  5.7	    3.8	      2.8	3.4	 11.1
 
 
      ANOTHER ACUTE	    55253     31884	14629	   2064	      944      2269	 3463
      CARE HOSPITAL	      7.0	5.3	  9.6	    9.9	      2.6	7.0	 11.2
 
 
      SKILLED NURSING	   118674     63600	51023	    280	       17	 28	 3726
      FACILITY		     14.7      11.1	 18.6	   18.0	      2.9      26.7	 21.1
 
 
      INTERMEDIATE CARE	     7881      3581	 2511	    137	       14	 36	 1602
      FACILITY		     13.8	8.6	 15.8	   14.3	      5.9      17.5	 22.0
 
 
      OTHER		    78708     26152	36933	    838	      208	192	14385
      INSTITUTION	     12.1	8.5	 13.4	   11.9	      5.4      21.9	 15.1
 
 
      HOME HEALTH	   175658     79070	78585	   5042	     6000      5104	 1857
      SERVICES		      9.6	8.0	 11.3	    9.7	      3.7      11.4	 14.2
 
 
      LEFT AGAINST	    48607     22492	 5479	    197	     1615	 53	18771
      MEDICAL ADVICE	      4.0	3.3	  7.5	    3.3	      3.1	3.1	  4.0
 
 
      PSYCHIATRIC	     3530      1360	  329	     29	       14	  1	 1797
      CHRONIC CARE	     12.5	4.1	  9.4	    3.6	      3.5      14.0	 19.6
 
 
      DIED		    67909     34997	31242	    583	       36	876	  175
			     14.9	9.1	 21.5	   17.1	      6.2      10.6	 16.3
 
 
      TOTAL		  2432837    810361    758298	 132903	   284713    243058    203504
			      6.4	6.0	  8.3	    4.3	      2.9	3.7	 11.1