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Table 1 The contribution of each cause of delay in the acute and elective admissions groups

From: Delay in discharge and its impact on unnecessary hospital bed occupancy

   Elective (N = 30) (30%) 39 days Acute (N = 69) (70%) 232 days Mann–Whitney U test
Age   Median 67.0 64.5  
   Mean 63.91 63.47  
   (SD) (19.45) (9.25)  
Total delay (days)   Sum 39(14.1%) 232(85.6%) p = 0.043
   Median 0 1  
   Mean 1.30 3.36  
   (SD) (2.09) (5.79)  
  Discharge arrangements Sum 1(0.37%) 101(37.2%) p < 0.001
   Median 0 0  
   Mean 0.03 1.460  
   (SD) (3.85) (0.18)  
  COTE Sum 4(1.5%) 88(32.4%) p = 0.021
   Median 0 0  
   Mean 0.03 1.28  
   (SD) (3.38) (0.18)  
  Others Sum 18(6.6%) 4(1.4%) p = 0.090
   Median 0 0  
   Mean 0.73 0.06  
   (SD) (0.29) (1.91)  
  Investigations & therapies Sum 11(4%) 39(14.3%) p = 0.451
   Median 0 0  
   Mean 0.37 0.57  
   (SD) (1.35) (1.03)  
  Team errors Sum 5(1.8%) 0(0%) p = 0.031
   Median 0 0  
   Mean 0.17 0  
   (SD) (0.65) (0)  
  1. Abbreviations.
  2. COTE: Care Of The Elderly consultant referral.
  3. SD: Standard Deviation.
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