Hospital Average Length of Stay, Charges and Costs by Region

Here is a list of the average length of stay, charges and costs per patient for hospitals by region of the United States, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project 2007 national statistics.

Region Length of stay (days) Average charges Average costs
Northeast 5.1 $27,734 $9,917
Midwest 4.3 $21,522 $8,292
South 4.6 $23,695 $7,888
West 4.3 $35,721 $9,604
Overall 4.6 $26,120 $8,692

Source: AHRQ HCUPnet.

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