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Table 4 Number of admissions at Danish departments of internal medicine* in 2001. The patients were above the age of 59 years and hospitalised for at least 7 days.

From: Nutritional care of medical inpatients: a health technology assessment

Medical patients, variable  
Number of admissions 81,705
Average bed days (min = 7 days) 17.8 days
Average age (min. = 60 years) 76 years
  1. *Departments of internal medicine include the speciality internal medicine and subspecialties like geriatrics, hepatology, haematology, infectious diseases, cardiology, medical allergology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, medico-pulmonary diseases, nephrology and rheumatology.