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Table 1 Total acute hospital ALC days among ALC patients waiting for nursing home admission, fiscal 2010-2011

From: Acute care inpatients with long-term delayed-discharge: evidence from a Canadian health region

Sub-Group Proportion of all
ALC patients
Mean Acute
Length of Stay
Mean ALC
Length of Stay
Proportion of
all ALC days
% (CI) N Days (CI) Days (CI) % (CI) N
ALC patients waiting for nursing home placement* 8.8 (±0.5) 1488 20.8 (± 0.9) 82.0 (± 2.4) 41.5 (± 0.2) 122090
All other ALC patients (not waiting for nursing home placement) 91.2 (±0.6) 15623 11.7 (± 0.5) 10.5 (± 1.6) 58.5 (± 0.2) 172108
  1. Note: All confidence intervals are 99% (alpha = 0.01) unless otherwise specified.
  2. .Having an accepted nursing home referral as well as a completed RAI Home Care assessment with the nursing home application.