OPEN MINDS The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Industry News Private psychiatric hospitals reported a national average patient length of stay of 30.85 days in 1988, according to the preliminary data gathered for the 1988 Annual Survey conducted by the National Association of Private Psychiatric Hospitals. This compares to an average length of stay of 33 days in 1986. Childrens length of stay dropped to 46.88 days in 1988 from 55.8 days in 1986 Adolescents in 1988 averaged 42.33 . . .
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