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Table 1 Socio-demographics, clinical profile and outcomes of patients enrolled into SGH transitional home care program

From: Effectiveness of a transitional home care program in reducing acute hospital utilization: a quasi-experimental study

  n (%)
Total no. of patients 259
Age group  
 <65 years 34 (13.1)
 ≥65 years 225 (86.9)
Gender  
 Male 104 (40.2)
 Female 155 (59.8)
Ethnicity  
 Chinese 200 (77.2)
 Malay 33 (12.7)
 Indian 21 (8.1)
 Others 5 (1.9)
Marital status  
 Single 13 (5)
 Married 188 (72.6)
 Widowed 48 (18.5)
 Separated/divorced 5 (1.9)
Admission ward class  
 A 12 (4.6)
 B1/B2+ 13 (5)
 B2 95 (36.7)
 C 103 (39.8)
Co-morbidities  
 Stroke 135 (52.1)
 Diabetes mellitus 111 (42.9)
 Pneumonia 91 (35.1)
 Dementia 68 (26.3)
 Heart failure 57 (22)
 Chronic kidney disease 51 (19.7)
 Depression 33 (12.7)
 Cancer 32 (12.4)
 Gout 20 (7.7)
 COPD 20 (7.7)
Nursing needs  
 Nasogastric tube 148 (57.1)
 Pressure ulcers 135 (52.1)
 Indwelling urinary catheter 53 (20.5)
 Tracheostomy tube 16 (6.2)
Abbreviated mental status score  
 <7 190 (73.5)
 ≥7 41 (15.8)
Barthel score  
 <10 231 (89.2)
 ≥10 28 (10.8)
Discharge destination (s) 291
 Specialist outpatient clinic 77 (26.5)
 General practitioner/polyclinic 67 (23.0)
 Home Medical service 61 (21.0)
 Home Hospice service 43 (14.8)
 Home Nursing service 37 (12.7)
 Nursing Home 6 (2.1)
Six-month mortality rate 41 (15.8)
Number of home visits  
 1 71 (27.4)
 2 35 (13.5)
 3 31 (12.0)
 4 39 (15.1)
 5 29 (11.2)
 6 22 (8.5)
 7+ 30 (11.6)