Gastroenterology length of stay by diagnosis

Why we measure it - We realize the importance of discharging children from the hospital as soon as it is safe to do so. The average time a child is in the hospital depends on many factors including the seriousness of the illness or injury.

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What this means - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin has a slightly longer average length of stay in the hospital for inflammatory bowel disease but a much shorter length of stay for liver disorders compared to Pediatric Hospital Information System (PHIS) peers while keeping survival rates high.

About the data - This data reflects the average number of days a child stays in the hospital depending on the diagnosis category. Visits with extremely long and short lengths of stays in both Children's Hospital's and PHIS's inflammatory bowel disease data have been removed to standardize the data set. PHIS hospitals represent other leading free-standing pediatric hospitals.

Related dimensions of care:

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How we provide the best care

  • We work with the best physicians. Many of our gastroenterology specialists are listed in the Best Doctors in America® database. The 40,000 U.S. physicians who make the list represent the top 5 percent of the nation's practicing board-certified physicians.
  • We have a highly specialized outpatient surgery area staffed by nurses and other pediatric experts trained in the care of our patients. They keep the unit running smoothly, anticipate parents' questions and provide education to parents on what to look for and how to take care of their child at home.
  • Key members of our inflammatory bowel disease team, including pediatric nurse clinicians, dietitians, psychologists and social workers, build an individualized and comprehensive treatment plan to optimize care.

Family accommodations

Families traveling from long distances are encouraged to use our Family Accommodations Program to make travel arrangements and coordinate appointments. Children's Hospital has partnered with non-profit organizations like Ronald McDonald House to offer comfortable, "home away from home" accommodations. Local hotel chains on our referral list also offer discounts for patient families.