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Table 1 The cohort

From: The influence of an intermediate care hospital on health care utilization among elderly patients - a retrospective comparative cohort study

   2008 2009 2010 2011
N CM 562 571 524 625
  ICHM 677 673 680 695
Female (n (%)) CM 300 (53.4%) 273 (47.8%) 252 (48.1%) 304 (48.6%)
  ICHM 350 (51.7%) 348 (51.7%) 347 (51.0%) 375 (54.0%)
Age (mean (SD) (median, range)) CM 76.1 (9.6) (77, 60 to 101) 75.7 (10.0) (76, 60 to 101) 75.9 (9.9) (75, 60 to 98) 76.0 (9.8) (75, 60 to 100)
  ICHM 75.8 (9.5) (76, 60 to 100) 75.6 (9.4) (76, 60 to 99) 75.6 (9.5) (75, 60 to 99) 76.1 (9.4) (76, 60 to 100)
No of diagnosis (mean (SD) (median, range)) CM 3.6 (1.9) (3, 1 to 8) 3.7 (2.0) (3, 1 to 8) 3.8 (2.0) (4, 1 to 10) 4.0 (2.2) (4, 1 to 16)
  ICHM 3.6 (1.8) (3, 1 to 8) 3.7 (1.9) (3, 1 to 8) 3.8 (2.2) (3, 1 to 16) 4.0 (2.3) (4, 1 to 15)
DRG-weight (mean (SD) (median, range)) CM 1.27 (1.08) (1.00, 0.12 to 6.70) 1.38 (1.99) (0.95, 0.15 to 23.94) 1.40 (1.53) (1.03, 0.03 to 23.58) 1.35 (1.13) (0.98, 0.03 to 7.36)
  ICHM 1.18 (0.98) (0.94, 0.18 to 4.47) 1.36 (1.93) (0.85, 0.15 to 23.94) 1.34 (1.64) (1.03, 0.02 to 23.58) 1.31 (1.32) (0.96, 0.03 to 22.40)
Acute admissions (n (%)) CM 473 (84.2%) 492 (86.2%) 445 (84.9%) 518 (82.9%)
  ICHM 582 (86.0%) 562 (83.5%) 584 (85.9%) 581 (83.6%)
Medical DRG (n (%)) CM 437 (77.8%) 445 (77.9%) 391 (74.6%) 469 (75.0%)
  ICHM 523 (77.3%) 492 (73.1%) 534 (78.5%) 536 (77.1%)
  1. Characteristics of the cohort of hospitalized patients aged 60+ at index hospital stay (local general hospital) from the ICHM and the CM, 2008–2011.
  2. ICHM (Intermediate Care Hospital Municipality). CM (Comparative Municipality).