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Table 2 Characteristics and estimated costs of public hospital discharge episodes ages 50+, NSW 2006-7

From: The cost of hospital-acquired complications for older people with and without dementia; a retrospective cohort study

   Complication acquired No complication acquired Whole Sample
   Dementia No dementia Total Dementia No dementia Total Dementia No dementia Total
Characteristics Group Rate (hospital episodes)# 9,751 33,501 43,252 34,737 348,287 383,024 44,488 381,788 426,276
Mean Charlson Score# 1 1.6 1.5 0.9 1 1 0.9 1 1
Mean Cost Weight#^ 2.7 3.5 3.3 1.9 1.7 1.7 2 1.9 1.9
Means Mean Study LOS (days)# 15.4 15.4 15.4 9.7 6.3 6.6 10.9 7.1 7.5
Mean State LOS (days)^ 11.4 11.8 11.8 8.7 6.3 6.5 9.3 6.8 7.1
Mean Extra LOS (days)#^ 4 3.5 3.6 0.9 0 0.1 1.6 0.3 0.4
Mean Cost (A$)#^ $14,058 $17,086 $16,403 $8,661 $7,185 $7,319 $9,844 $8,054 $8,240
Totals Total LOS (days)# 150,095 515,669 665,764 335,663 2,203,419 2,539,082 485,758 2,719,088 3,204,846
Total Cost (A$)#^ $137,082,050 $572,399,374 $709,481,424 $300,844,462 $2,502,329,287 $2,803,173,749 $437,926,512 $3,074,728,661 $3,512,655,173
  1. #Study data ^State data #^Derived from State and Study data A$ All costs in Australian Dollars (2007).