It's not every day that you see an academic health care paper based on the work of a snooty postmodern French philosopher (Michel Foucault). Today is that day

 [The] length of hospital stay and the re-engineering of surgical services are examined, not in terms of numerical representations of hospital use, but as part of social and political processes through which certain concepts are made susceptible to measurement and practices are organised (sic).

I really liked the bit on predeconstructivist desublimation of delayed surgeries. Of course to pomo philosophers, a long LOS is as valid as a short LOS due to social relativity.