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Table 2 Number of days delay associated with patient age and care of the elderly referral for community hospital placement in the acute admissions group

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

Age   Discharge arrang Care of elderly ref Other specialist ref Invest & therapy Team errors TOTAL
Age less than 65 Mean days 0.10 0.00 0.07 0.10 0.00 0.27
N = 30 Std. Deviation 0.305 0.000 0.365 0.548 0.000 0.691
(43.4%) Sum 3 0 2 3 0 8(3.5%)
Age 65 & over Mean days 0.38 0.00 0.13 1.75 0.00 2.25
No COTE referral Std. Deviation 0.806 0.000 0.342 1.880 0.000 1.528
N = 16 Sum 6 0 2 28 0 36(15.5%)
(23.1%)        
Age 65 & over Mean days 4.00 3.83 0.00 0.35 0.00 8.17
COTE referral Std. Deviation 5.916 5.015 0.000 1.191 0.000 7.947
N = 23 Sum 92 88 0 8 0 188(81%)
(33.3%)        
Total Mean days 1.46 1.28 0.06 0.57 0.00 3.36
N = 69 Std. Deviation 3.845 3.382 0.291 1.345 0.000 5.788
  Sum 101 88 4 39 0 232(85%)
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