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Table 1 Figure of selected inpatients ordinary admissions

From: The incidence of adverse events in an Italian acute care hospital: findings of a two-stage method in a retrospective cohort study

Variable Absolute frequency %
Passage to RF2   
No 1,380 91.9
YES 121 8.1
Number of adverse events 46 3.3
Classes of age   
<1 year 6 0.4
1 - 15 years 5 0.3
16 - 44 years 353 23.5
45 - 64 years 392 26.1
≥ 65 years 745 49.6
Gender   
Male 793 52.8
Female 708 47.2
Lenght of stay for unit of discharge   
(median and interquartile range)   
Medical wards 5 (7)  
Surgical wards 7 (10)  
Intensive Care Unit 18 (32)  
Type of admission   
Elective 641 42.8
Mandatory compulsory obligatory 9 0.6
Emergency 851 56.7
Referral source   
Different mode from ordinary admission 4 0.3
Emergency Department of the same hospital 832 55.4
General Practicioner or Specialist 636 42.4
Transfered form other facility 29 1.9
Discharge unit   
Medical ward 1,186 79.0
Surgical ward 292 19.5
Intensive Care Unit 23 1.5
Residence   
Other Italian Region 77 5.1
Lazio Region 1,424 94.9
Citizenship   
Italian 1,415 94.3
Foreign 86 5.7
Marital status   
Not Married 292 19.5
Married 939 62.6
Separatoìed 44 2.9
Divorced 38 2.5
Widow 188 12.5
Age (mean and standard deviation) 60 (19)  
Charlson Index (median and interquartile range) 0 (1)