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Table 3 Local general hospital utilization

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

Variable Municipality Crude mean (95% CI) Est. mean (95% CI)
Proportion of patients with readmission within 30 days after index discharge CM 0.14 (0.13 to 0.16) 0.14 (0.13 to 0.16)
  ICHM 0.13 (0.12 to 0.14) 0.13 (0.12 to 0.14)
Mean number of readmission incidents within 30 days after index discharge CM 0.16 (0.14 to 0.18) 0.16 (0.14 to 0.18)
  ICHM 0.16 (0.14 to 0.17) 0.16 (0.14 to 0.17)
Mean number of readmission incidents (within 30 days) during 1 year CM 0.34 (0.31 to 0.38) 0.34 (0.31 to 0.38)
  ICHM 0.34 (0.30 to 0.37) 0.34 (0.30 to 0.37)
Mean number of admissions 1 year CM 1.91 (1.85 to 1.97) 1.91 (1.85 to 1.97)
  ICHM 1.89 (1.83 to 1.94) 1.89 (1.84 to 1.95)
- Acute admissions CM 1.64 (1.58 to 1.69) 1.64 (1.58 to 1.69)
  ICHM 1.60 (1.55 to 1.66) 1.61 (1.55 to 1.66)
Mean length of index stay (days) CM 5.2 (5.0 to 5.5) 5.2 (5.0 to 5.4)
  ICHM 3.9 (3.6 to 4.1) 3.9 (3.7 to 4.1)
Mean number of hospital days 1 year CM 10.6 (10.1 to 11.1) 10.5 (10.1 to 11.0)
  ICHM 7.5 (7.1 to 8.0) 7.6 (7.2 to 8.0)
  1. Use of local general hospital one year from index stay 2008–2011 for the cohort of patients aged 60+ from the ICHM and the CM.
  2. ICHM (Intermediate Care Hospital Municipality). CM (Comparative Municipality).
  3. Analysis with ANCOVA adjusted for age, gender, DRG weight at index hospital stay and year (categorized 1–4).