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Table 2 One-day and two-week prevalence of DHD with 95% confidence intervals

From: Sociodemographic, clinical and organisational factors associated with delayed hospital discharges: a cross-sectional study

Operative unit discipline DHDs (day 1) DHDs (days 2–15) One-day prevalence (%)* Two-week prevalence (%)
General surgery 28 69 3.1 (2.0–4.3) 3.4 (2.3–4.6)
Geriatrics 35 99 6.4 (4.4–8.5) 6.4 (4.3–8.4)
Internal medicine 166 424 6.1 (5.2–7.0) 6.3 (5.4–7.2)
Orthopaedics/traumatology 87 175 9.6 (7.7–11.5) 9.4 (7.5–11.3)
Long-term/rehabilitation 194 221 15.2 (13.2–17.2) 16.8 (14.6–18.9)
Total 510 988 8.1 (7.4–8.7) 8.4 (7.7–9.0)
  1. * One-day prevalence was calculated on the first day of the index period.