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st: Re: counting patient-days

From   "Michael Blasnik" <[email protected]>
To   <[email protected]>
Subject   st: Re: counting patient-days
Date   Wed, 20 Jul 2005 12:29:46 -0400

I think there is a simpler solution than the ones proposed.

gen los=dischargedate-admitdate+1
gen date=admitdate
expand los
bysort patientid: replace date=date[_n-1]+1 if _n>1

you now have a dataset with one observation per patient per day where you can count the number of days, etc..

Michael Blasnik
[email protected]

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