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Table 4 Hospital associated burden due to hospital unplanned readmission among 10 medical conditions*

From: Unplanned readmission rates, length of hospital stay, mortality, and medical costs of ten common medical conditions: a retrospective analysis of Hong Kong hospital data

Principal Diagnosis Mean(SD) los of total bed Mean(SD) los of acute bed Mean(SD) los of sub-acute bed US$(95% CI)
Malignant neoplasms 9.8(12.9) 8.5(11.0) 1.4(5.8) 1,683,692
(1,317,710-2,032,617)
Heart disease 6.2(7.5) 5.6(5.8) 0.6(4.2) 3,199,418
(2,579,443-3,803,393)
Cerebrovascular disease 9.9(13.2) 6.9(7.9) 3.0(9.7) ---
Pneumonia 7.6(10.4) 6.4(7.5) 1.2(6.8) 2,353,652
(1,768,964-2,920,557)
Injury and poisoning 7.4(10.7) 6.9(10.0) 0.5(3.7) ---
Nephritis nephritic syndrome and nephrosis 7.6(10.2) 7.1(9.2) 0.5(3.9) ---
Diabetes mellitus 5.6(6.4) 4.9(4.3) 0.7(4.4) ---
Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 7.3(8.4) 7.0(7.5) 0.4(2.5) 292,627
(215,732-358,836)
Septicaemia 8.1(10.2) 7.3(8.5) 0.8(5.0) 605,398
(365,516-828,470)
Aortic aneurysm 8.2(8.9) 7.7(8.8) 0.5(1.9) ---
  1. *The attributable costs were calculated only for the diseases with the odd ratios of hospital readmission were greater than 1
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