The length of stay (LOS) is printed as part of the detailed report. All
inpatient cultures would have a length of stay displayed.
This criteria is useful for tracking nosocomial (hospital acquired)
infections. Note - there is no check that a similar isolate was recorded
before the length of stay restriction.
Length of Stay
All reports can be restricted to include only isolates that were collected
after a specified time from admission. Only isolates from inpatients (at
the time of specimen collection) would be included.
For example, if a length of stay of '3' is entered then reports would only
include data on specimens collected 3 days after the admission date.