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Table 2 Number of hospitals, patient characteristics, time, place and number of deaths for each of the medical conditions

From: Comparing hospital mortality – how to count does matter for patients hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), stroke and hip fracture

  AMI Stroke Hip fracture
Total number of hospitals, N 55 59 58
 Small (hospitals/admissions) 34/ 17 994 38/ 19 933 39/ 16 750
 Large (hospitals/admissions) 16/ 22 172 16/ 21 223 15/ 18 588
 University (hospitals/admissions) 5/ 9 963 5/ 8 925 4/ 7 370
Total number of patients 48 048 47 854 40 142
 Transferred patients, n (%)* 2 463 (5.1%) 2 293 (4.8%) 2 649 (6.6%)
Mean length of stay (range of individual hospitals), days 8.6 (3.9 - 10.7) 14.0 (6.3 - 25.0) 11.8 (5.6 - 30.4)
Gender, females, n (%)* 18 238 (38.0%) 23 814 (49.8%) 29 801 (74.2%)
Age, n (%)*    
 < 50 years 3 888 (8.1%) 1 860 (3.9%) ¤
 50 – 75 years 23 993 (49.9%) 19 209 (40.1%) 8 074 (20.1%)¤
 >75 years 20 167 (42.0%) 26 785 (56.0%) 32 068 (79.9%)
Time to death within 1 year, n (%)*    
 <30 days 9 158 (19.1%) 8 429 (17.6%) 3 140 (7.8%)
 31 – 90 days 1 540 (3.2%) 2 175 (4.5%) 2 621 (6.5%)
 91 – 365 days 2 837 (5.9%) 3 758 (7.9%) 4 557 (11.4%)
Alive > 1 year, n (%)* 34 513 (71.8%) 33 492 (70.0%) 29 824 (74.3%)
Number of deaths within 30 days (% of deaths within 30 days)    
 during first admission 7 980 (87.1%) 6 851 (81.3%) 1 486 (47.3%)
 in a different hospital 156 (1.3%) 191 (2.3%) 52 (1.7%)
 out-of-hospital 1 022 (11.1%) 1 387 (16.5%) 1 602 (51.0%)
Number of deaths within 1 year, (% of total deaths within 1 year)    
 during first admission 8 188 (60.5%) 7124 (49.6%) 1 645 (15.9%)
 in a different hospital 167 (1.2%) 212 (1.5%) 69 (0.7%)
 out-of-hospital 5 180 (38.3%) 7026 (48.9%) 8 604 (83.4%)
Number of deaths within 1 year caused by referral diagnosis (% of total deaths within 1 year) 7 859 (58.1%) 10 535 (73.5%) 3 863 (37.9%)
Time to death within 1 year for deaths caused by referral diagnosis (% of total deaths within the interval)    
 0 – 30 days 6 757 (73.8%) 7 550 (89.6%) 2 383 (75.9%)
 31 – 90 days 488 (31.7%) 1 470 (67.6%) 1000 (38.2%)
 91 – 365 days 618 (21.8%) 1 537 (41.0%) 482 (10.6%)
  1. AMI: Acute myocardial infarction.
  2. * % of the total number of patients.
  3. ¤ Only patients > 65 years old included for hip fracture.