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National Prevention Council

Created through the Affordable Care Act, a group chaired by the Surgeon General and comprised of 20 federal departments, agencies, and offices to ensure the health, well-being and resilience of the American people. Their mission is also known as the National Prevention Strategy.

Average Length of Stay (ALOS)

This refers to how long, on average, patients are inpatients in a hospital. This can sometimes be used as a measure of efficiency, but it…