· The median length of overall hospital stay varied widely and was often the only LoS estimate reported by included studies.
· The median length of stay in hospital was influenced by several factors including gender, age, presence of comorbidities and disease severity.
· The period of follow up was relatively short in studies to allow for determination of outcomes in the entire cohort. Many observations were censored at the study endpoint because patients were still hospitalized.
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