Common ways to display data: Bar chart

HQIP consulted with patients to develop guidance on producing patient-friendly quality improvement project reports which are colourful and easy to understand.

For example, the bar chart below shows the number of days spent in hospital (0-5 days), comparing the average length of stay after a procedure carried out by a particular consultant (purple bars) with the national average length of stay for that procedure (green bars).

Question:
Using the bar chart, which length of stay is most common?

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One day in hospital is most common. All other bars are shorter.

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