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Table 3 Number of patients transferred from initial hospital to subsequent hospital, length of stay (days) at initial hospital (LOS1) and length of stay (days) at subsequent hospital (LOS2)

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

   Transferred to, hospital category
   Small Large University
  From hospital category n (%*) LOS1 / LOS2 days, mean n (%*) LOS1 / LOS2 days, mean n (%*) LOS1 / LOS2 days, mean
AMI Small 113 (4.7) 6.8 / 6.5 166 (6.9) 4.4 / 6.9 712 (29.6) 4.9 / 5.1
(n=2404) Large 383 (15.9) 7.6 / 8.0 113 (4.7) 4.2 / 8.4 614 (25.5) 5.1 / 3.2
  University 129 (5.4) 4.1 / 6.7 165 (6.9) 3.9 / 5.9 9 (0.4) 8.7 / 14.5
Stroke Small 196 (8.9) 4.9 / 17.6 175 (7.9) 6.3 / 19.0 274 (12.4) 2.3 / 10.9
(n=2204) Large 866 (39.3) 6.1 / 13.9 136 (6.2) 7.3 / 22.1 272 (12.3) 1.8 / 9.1
  University 136 (6.2) 7.1 / 20.2 125 (5.7) 7.0 / 28.8 24 (1.1) 30.6 / 35.5
Hip fracture Small 274 (10.5) 4.7 / 10.1 317 (12.2) 2.8 / 11.7 151 (5.8) 10.7 / 19.5
(n=2600) Large 1512 (58.2) 5.5 / 15.1 106 (4.1) 3.9 / 11.0 43 (1.7) 4.3 / 16.4
  University 88 (3.4) 4.3 / 8.9 47 (1.8) 3.3 / 12.1 62 (2.4) 16.2 / 28.9
  1. Number of patients transferred once.
  2. * % of the number of patients transferred once per disease.
  3. Summarized per medical diagnosis and hospital category.