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Table 2 Characteristics of avoidable hospitalizations across different acute care hospital groups

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

  % avoidable hospitalizations(%) Patient age (mean) Length of stay (days) Charlson index (mean) Cost weights(mean) 3-month Rehospitalization (%) In-hospital Mortality (%)
Hospital group*
Centrally provided treatments 1 (>30′000 admittances/year) 2.1 68.2 10.5 0.23 2.33 9.8% 4.1%
Centrally provided treatments 2 (9′000-30′000 admittances/year) 2.9 73.0 10.6 0.29 1.12 9.8% 5.5%
Basic care 1 (6′000-9′000 admittances/year) 3.0 70.8 10.0 0.31 1.14 9.4% 5.1%
Basic care 2 (3′000-6′000 admittances/year) 2.2 70.4 10.8 0.21 1.29 10.0% 4.2%
Basic care 3 (<3000 admittances/year) 4.0 74.0 16.8 0.20 1.26 13.2% 6.3%
  1. *Based on definitions of the Swiss Federal Statistical office.
  2. Proportion of avoidable hospitalizations among all hospitalizations.
  3. Average APDRG cost weights per avoidable hospitalization.