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Table 1 Major characteristics of avoidable hospitalizations across ICD10 groups in Switzerland 2008-2010

From: Avoidable hospitalizations in Switzerland: a small area analysis on regional variation, density of physicians, hospital supply and rurality

ICD10 Group Rate* Avg. age of patients Avg. length of stay (days) Emergency admissions In-hospital deaths 3-month Rehospitalization§
Asthma 18.6 54.1 6.8 84.0% 0.5% 5.6%
CHF 211.0 78.8 12.2 78.1% 9.0% 11.5%
COPD 110.0 71.3 11.3 73.7% 3.6% 14.9%
Diabetes 70.7 62.6 12.2 63.7% 1.0% 7.5%
Hypertension 58.3 70.1 6.3 71.4% 0.4% 3.5%
All Avoidable hospitalizations 468.6 72.5 11.0 74.3% 5.1% 10.4%
  1. *Rate per 100000 total population.
  2. Congestive heart failure.
  3. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  4. §Percentage of patient rehospitalized within 3 months after the initial hospitalization.