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Table 3 Health Care Utilization Indicators Syracuse, New York Metropolitan Area 2000 – 2004.

From: Community wide electronic distribution of summary health care utilization data

Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Inpatient      
   Adult Medicine Mean Length of Stay 5.7 5.7 5.4 5.1 4.9
   Adult Surgery Mean Length of Stay 6.9 6.8 6.8 6.3 6.1
   Medical/Surgical Mean Length of Stay 6.2 6.2 6.0 5.7 5.4
Emergency Department      
   Visits 154,857 167,435 170,063 173,317 174,741
   Ambulance Transports 31,987 34,460 36,492 36,987 38,811
   Diversion Hours 11,398 8,677 5,588 6,548 5,928
   LOS for Discharges to Nursing Homes 12.1 12.0 11.3 10.3 9.1
   Total Admissions to Nursing Homes 4,554 4,998 4,720 5,178 5,662
   Mean Alternate Care (Non Acute) Census 35.3 33.2 28.9 18.6 11.3
CPEP      
   Refusal of CPEP Referrals 205 198 241 91 99
   Time at Maximum Capacity 624 568 572 364 335