Local general hospital utilization each year. Mean number of number of hospital days, admissions and readmissions to the general hospital during one year after index hospital stay for the cohort of patients aged 60+ from the ICHM and the CM. The index year (2008–2011) defines the follow-up year. ICHM (Intermediate Care Hospital Municipality). CM (Comparative Municipality). Analysis with ANCOVA adjusted for age, gender and DRG weight at index hospital stay.