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Table 2 Pre- and Post-enrollment acute hospital utilization, length of stay and specialist outpatient clinic visits at 3 and 6 month

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

  Pre-enrollment Post-enrollment Difference (pre - post)a P valueb
Admissions     
 3-months from intervention 407 197 210 <0.001
 6-months from intervention 617 291 326 <0.001
Emergency department attendances     
 3-months from intervention 410 217 193 <0.001
 6-months from intervention 625 324 301 <0.001
Length of stay (days)     
 3-months from intervention 5611 2490 3121 <0.001
 6-months from intervention 9463 3676 5187 <0.001
Specialist outpatient clinic visits     
 3-months from intervention 312 421 −109 0.004
 6-months from intervention 617 673 −56 0.869
  1. a-ve: post higher utilization.
  2. bWilcoxon sign rank test.