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Table 2 The subgroup

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 304 295 269 297
  ICHM 366 366 375 376
Female (n (%)) CM 187 (61.5%) 166 (56.3%) 150 (55.8%) 171 (57.6%)
  ICHM 222 (60.7%) 213 (58.2%) 207 (55.2%) 223 (59.3%)
Age (mean (SD) (median, range)) CM 80.8 (8.5) (83, 60 to 101) 80.6 (9.3) (83, 60 to 101) 81.3 (9.2) (83, 60 to 98) 81.3 (9.5) (83, 60 to 100)
  ICHM 80.5 (8.4) (82, 60 to 100) 79.5 (8.9) (81, 60 to 99) 80.3 (8.8) (82, 60 to 99) 79.9 (9.3) (81, 60 to 100)
Functional status (mean (SD) (median, range)) CM 2.0 (0.8) (2, 1 to 4) 2.3 (0.9) (2, 1 to 5) 2.3 (0.9) (2, 1 to 5) 2.3 (0.9) (2, 1 to 5)
  ICHM 2.2 (0.9) (2, 1 to 5) 2.2 (0.9) (2, 1 to 5) 2.1 (0.9) (2, 1 to 5) 2.1 (0.9) (2, 1 to 5)
  1. Characteristics of the subgroup of persons aged 60 + in the ICHM and the CM receiving primary health care after index discharge from the local general hospital, 2008–2011.
  2. ICHM (Intermediate Care Hospital Municipality). CM (Comparative Municipality).