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Table 4 Primary health care utilization after hospitalization

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)
Mean number of hour-based primary health care services CM 181 (159 to 204) 175 (154 to 196)
  ICHM 229 (209 to 249) 234 (215 to 252)
Mean number of days in institutional care CM 51.8 (46.4 to 57.2) 49.7 (44.9 to 54.6)
  ICHM 35.4 (30.6 to 40.2) 37.0 (32.7 to 41.3)
- Short-term institutional care CM 16.9 (15.0 to 18.7) 16.5 (14.7 to 18.3)
  ICHM 14.9 (13.3 to 16.5) 15.2 (13.6 to 16.7)
- Nursing home (long-term) CM 35.1 (30.3 to 39.8) 33.3 (29.0 to 37.7)
  ICHM 20.5 (16.3 to 24.8) 21.9 (18.0 to 25.7)
Mean number of days in adapted residence CM 45.6 (39.2 to 52.0) 43.8 (37.6 to 50.0)
  ICHM 42.3 (36.6 to 48.0) 43.7 (38.2 to 49.1)
  1. Use of primary health care one year after index hospital stay 2008–2011 for the subgroup of persons aged 60+ in the ICHM and the CM.
  2. ICHM (Intermediate Care Hospital Municipality). CM (Comparative Municipality).
  3. Analysis with ANCOVA adjusted for age, gender, functional status (weighted mean during the follow up year) and year (categorized 1–4).