Average length of stay for CEA 2015-07-16T10:12:51-06:00

The average length of stay (measured in days) provides general information about the efficiency of care delivery, and is therefore an important quality indicator. However, patients with a greater severity of illness may have a longer average length of stay.

According to the most recent national data from the National Inpatient Sample of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the average length of stay for carotid endarterectomy (CEA) was 2.7 days.