Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 2 Comparison of patients with LMR data and all patients reviewed

From: Direct medical costs of adverse events in Dutch hospitals

Patient data Total sample reviewed* Total sample deceased patients**
Number of inpatient admissions 7889 3959
Number of admissions in university hospitals 1378 780
Mean age in years (sd) 57.5 (21.5) 73.0 (13.4)
Sex (% male) 49.0 53.8
Admission in days mean (SD/median) 8.5 (10.5/5.0) 12.4 (14.3/7.0)
Urgent admissions (%) 53.6 87.0
Admission department in %:   
Surgery 24.1 11.7
Cardiology 12.9 13.0
Internal medicine 15.8 30.2
Orthopaedics 10.4 1.7
Neurology 7.5 12.3
Pulmonary disease 7.2 13.1
Ear, nose and throat 4.3 0.4
Urology 4.2 1.2
Other 13.6 16.4
  1. * Psychiatric and obstetric patients and patients < 1 year were excluded. Day admissions were only excluded in the discharged patients. Figures were weighted for oversampling of deceased patients and of patients admitted to a university hospital.
  2. ** Psychiatric and obstetric patients and patients < 1 year were excluded. Figures were weighted for oversampling of deceased patients admitted to a university hospital.