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Table 1 Baseline characteristics (n = 118)

From: Unwanted incidents during transition of geriatric patients from hospital to home: a prospective observational study

Characteristics  
Age, years; mean (SD/range) 83.2 (± 6.4/66-98)
Females; n (%) 77 (65.3)
Living alone; n (%) 77 (65.3)
Hospital length of stay, days; median (IQR) 9 (7-13)
Discharge-planning meeting in the GEMU; n (%) 51 (43.2)
BI score at admission (n = 86), 0-20; median (IQR) 17 (13-19)
BI at discharge (n = 86), 0-20; median (IQR) 18 (16-19)
MMSE during the hospital stay (n = 77) 0-30; median (IQR) 24 (21-26)
  1. SD = standard deviation; IQR = interquartile range; GEMU = geriatric evaluation and management unit;
  2. BI = Barthel Index scale; MMSE = Mini Mental State Examination