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Table 2 Comparison of independent variables in the control group (CG) and intervention group (IG)

From: Reduction in inappropriate hospital use based on analysis of the causes

   CG IG p
Type of Service     
  Medical 468 (64.6) 468 (64.6) 1
  Surgical 257 (35.4) 257 (35.4)  
Day of Admission     0.662
  Monday 130 (7.9) 134 (18.5)  
  Tuesday 127 (17.5) 116 (16.0)  
  Wednesday 116 (16.0) 121 (16.7)  
  Thursday 94 (13.0) 110 (15.2)  
  Friday 101 (13.9) 92 (12.7)  
  Saturday 60 (8.3) 74 (10.2)  
  Sunday 97 (13.4) 78 (10.8)  
Weekend Admission     0.798
  YES 157 (21.7) 153 (21.1)  
  NO 568 (78.3) 57 (78.9)  
Sex     0.711
  Male 410 (56.6) 403 (55.6)  
  Female 315 (43.4) 322 (44.4)  
Type of Admission     0.790
  Programmed 143 (19.7) 138 (19.0)  
  Emergency 582 (80.3) 587 (81.0)  
Age   62.6 ± 19.4 61.8 ± 20.1 0.436
Number of Comorbidities     0.616
  1 244 (57.7) 225 (54.6)  
  2 103 (24.3) 115 (27.9)  
  3 50 (11.8) 46 (11.2)  
  4 23 (5.4) 21 (5.1)  
  5 3 (0.7)   5 (1.2)
Weight   1.863 ± 1.633 1.857 ± 2.096 0.953
Total Length of Stay   9.3 ± 8.2 8.0 ± 6.9 <0.001
Outlying Admission   257 (35.4) 175 (24.1) <0.001