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Table 5 Inappropriate stays in the control group Related variables

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

  Appropriate (n:1021) (%) Inappropriate (n:334) (%) p  
Outlying    0.001  
YES 343 (70.3) 145 (29.7)   
NO 678 (78.2) 189 (21.8)   
Holidays    0.534  
YES 196 (76.9) 59 (23.1)   
NO 825 (75.0) 275 (25.0)   
Weekend    0.083  
YES 306 (72.3) 117 (27.7)   
NO 715 (76.7) 217 (23.3)   
Total Length of Stay 10.0 ± 8.9 8.8 ± 6.3 0.010  
Sex    0.290  
Male 584 (76.4) 180 (23.6)   
Female 437 (73.9) 154 (26.1)   
Type of Admission    0.037  
Programmed 212 (80.3) 52 (19.7)   
Emergency 809 (74.2) 282 (25.8)   
Appropriateness of Admission    <0.001  
Appropriate 995 (79.3) 259 (20.7)   
Inappropriate 26 (25.7) 75 (74.3)   
Age 63.7 ± 19.5 61.2 ± 17.5 0.030  
Rate of Occupancy 85.5 ± 6.6 84.5 ± 6.5 0.010  
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