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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the 409 patients discharged from the AMAU with a Z03*-diagnosis

From: Readmission and mortality in patients discharged with a diagnosis of medical observation and evaluation (Z03*-codes) from an acute admission unit in Denmark: a prospective cohort study

  Number Percent
Gender
 Female 200 49
 Male 209 51
Age (median years, IQR) 69 (56–80)  
CCI-score at index date
 Low (0) 224 55
 Moderate (1–2) 123 30
 High (3+) 62 15
Length of entire hospital stay in total (median hours, IQR)
  75 (17–187)  
Length AMAU stay (median hours, IQR))
  14 (6–21)  
Z03-subgroups at discharge from AMAU
 Z03.0 - Observation for suspected tuberculosis 2 1
 Z03.1- Observation for suspected malignant neoplasm 80 19
 Z03.3 Observation for suspected nervous system disorder 5 1
 Z03.4- Observation for suspected myocardial infarction 4 1
 Z03.5- Observation for other suspected cardiovascular diseases 5 1
 Z03.6 - Observation for suspected toxic effect from ingested substance 3 1
 Z03.8 - Observation for other suspected diseases and conditions 36 9
 Z03.9 - Observation for suspected disease or condition, unspecified 274 67