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Table 1 Hospital at home admissions and family doctor contacts by study area (July 2001 – June 2002)

From: The functioning of the Cuban home hospitalization programme: a descriptive analysis

  U. de Reyes Cruces Fomento Playa
Hospital at home admissions     
Number 225 287 190 135
Population 8247 10759 5513 9481
Rate (ppy) 0,027 0,027 0,035 0,014
Family doctor contacts     
Total contact rate (ppy) (*) 8,4 4,1 3,2 3,1
HaH specific contact rate (ppy) 0,176 0,170 0,483 0,095
HaH contacts as % of total F.Dr. contacts 2,1% 4,1% 15% 3%
Average number per HaH episode 6,5 6,3 13,8 6,8
  1. (ppy) = per person and per year
  2. (*) = total of preventive and curative family doctor contacts
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