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Table 3 Length of patient stay by hospital ownership type

From: Payments and quality of care in private for-profit and public hospitals in Greece

  2001 2002 2003
  PUBLIC PFP    PUBLIC PFP    PUBLIC PFP   
    RATIO PFP/PUBLIC 95% CI    RATIO PFP/PUBLIC 95% CI    RATIO PFP/PUBLIC 95% CI
Unweighted length of stay,
by hospital specialty
General 5.96 6.01 1.008 1.007, 1.010 5.91 6.52 1.105 1.103, 1.107 5.89 5.95 1.011 1.009, 1.013
Mixed - 4.80 - - - 9.22 - - - 4.01 - -
Maternity 4.60 4.56 0.991 0.982, 0.999 4.90 4.40 0.898 0.891, 0.906 4.74 4.13 0.871 0.863, 0.878
Psychiatric 160.51 131.04 0.816 0.815, 0.818 133.41 131.17 0.983 0.981, 0.985 282.09 139.10 0.493 0.492, 0.494
Pediatric 4.66 5.59 1.200 1.143, 1.259 5.14 2.81 0.548 0.518, 0.580 4.97 3.37 0.678 0.662, 0.693
Other specialty* 10.66 31.84 2.988 2.976, 3.001 11.52 23.75 2.061 2.052, 2.071 9.66 19.78 2.048 2.038, 2.059
Total 7.48 10.21 1.366 1.364, 1.367 7.25 10.86 1.498 1.496, 1.500 8.65 9.75 1.127 1.126, 1.129
Unweighted length of stay,
by patient insurance scheme
and by hospital specialty††
IKA             
General 5.68 9.09 1.601 1.597, 1.605 5.05 8.23 1.630 1.626, 1.633 4.89 8.84 1.810 1.806, 1.814
Psychiatric 36.52 47.45 1.299 1.293, 1.305 40.22 80.13 1.992 1.984, 2.001 41.62 60.62 1.457 1.450, 1.463
All specialties‡ 6.10 14.59 2.392 2.388, 2.396 5.46 15.48 2.833 2.828, 2.838 5.27 15.30 2.903 2.899, 2.908
OGA             
Acute hospitals 4.19 7.37 1.760 1.749, 1.770 4.01 7.25 1.808 1.798, 1.818 4.30 6.71 1.561 1.552, 1.571
Long-term care hospitals 28.54 139.41 4.885 4.868, 4.901 23.66 138.78 5.865 5.845, 5.884 22.51 131.07 5.822 5.803, 5.841
All specialties 6.96 29.29 4.206 4.194, 4.218 6.26 28.39 4.533 4.520, 4.545 9.56 29.26 3.062 3.053, 3.070
TEBE             
All specialties 4.08 6.80 1.668 1.654, 1.682 3.98 4.59 1.151 1.142, 1.162 3.82 4.27 1.116 1.106, 1.125
Total (IKA, OGA, TEBE) 6.39 15.81 2.473 2.469, 2.476 5.73 16.12 2.815 2.811, 2.819 6.20 15.80 2.548 2.544, 2.551
  1. PFP: Private for-profit, Length of Stay: Days, *Other specialty: Includes surgery clinics, eye clinics, oncology hospitals, dermatology hospitals, and infectious disease hospitals.
  2. †LoS refers to all patients discharged from public and PFP hospitals, regardless of insurance status, according to NSS data.
  3. ††LoS refers only to patients discharged from public and PFP hospitals who were beneficiaries of the three SHI schemes included in our sample, according to SHI data.
  4. ‡ Distinctions between hospitals by specialty differ between the SHI and NSS datasets.