DescriptionStayDays is the simple application that will tell how long your loved one or patient will have to stay in the hospital based on public historical data released by the US government at data.gov. Simply enter the patient's diagnosis, gender, and age group to look up the statistics on how long similar patients have had to stay in the hospital.
StayDays was created at the Health 2.0 Boston Big Data Code-a-thon on May 12th, 2012 by Henry Wei, M.D. and Matt Garnes. It was a runner up prize winner in the contest!
This information can help family and friends plan effectively for their loved one's stay in the hospital. Medical professionals can use this application as a quick reference when advising hospital patients on their length of stay. StayDays makes it easy utilize public historical data that is otherwise difficult to interact with.
The single data source that fuels the application is the public use file of inpatient claims drawn from the 2008 Beneficiary Summary File of Medicare beneficiaries enrolled during the calendar year 2008. It is available online at: https://explore.data.gov/Health-and-Nutrition/2008-Basic-Stand-Alone-Inpatient-Claims-PUF/peih-fvbs. This means that this application is most accurate for patients in the United States.
StayDays does not store, share, or otherwise do anything at all with the information that you enter besides using it to compare against the government data that has been built into the application. This application is an open source project, feel free to view the source code on Github at: https://github.com/mattgmg1990/StayDays