Median has been used instead of the average, because the data is skewed with some very, very long stay patients, so the median is a better measure.
Covid-19 discharges were defined as any discharge from hospital where a diagnosis code of “U071” or “U072” had been recorded at any point during the hospital stay.
Same day discharges had a length of stay of zero.
Hospital Episode Statistics data (year range 2019/20 to 2020/21) Copyright © 2020, re-used with the permission of NHS Digital. All rights reserved.