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Table 1 Characteristics of medical patients discharged to a PAC facility versus patients discharged home

From: Prediction of post-acute care demand in medical and neurological inpatients: diagnostic assessment of the post-acute discharge score – a prospective cohort study

Characteristics of the patients discharged to a PAC facility discharged home P value
  n = 152 n = 1280  
Age: mean (SD); median [IQR] 75.3 (12.4); 77.5 [13.8] 65.1 (16.1); 68 [21] <.001a
Number of men (%) 40.1 60.9 <.001b
PACD day-1: mean (SD); median [IQR] 11.4 (5.5); 10.5 [8] 6.5 (4.5); 5 [6] <.001a
SPI first assessment on ward: mean (SD); median [IQR] 29.0 (7.5); 30 [10.0]
n = 150
36.4 (5.3); 38 [5]
n = 1192
<.001a
Number of active medical problems at admission: mean (SD); median [IQR] 4.0 (1.8); 4 [2] 3.1 (1.7); 3 [2] <.001a
Number of self-reported disabilities in ADL and IADL: mean (SD); median [IQR] 3.7 (4.2); 2 [7]
n = 147
1.2 (2.8); 0 [0]
n = 1214
<.001a
Number of patients who live without someone able to provide help (%) 40.1 19.5 <.001b
Number of patients who need help in personal hygiene (%) 32.9 10.8 <.001b
Number of patients who need help in dressing/ undressing (%) 28.3 8.4 <.001b
Number of patients who need help in toileting (%) 14.5 5.7 <.001b
Number of patients who need help in bathing/ personal hygiene (%) 33.6 10.5 <.001b
Number of patients who need help in eating (%) 16.4 4.5 <.001b
Number of patients who need help in walking (%) 21.1 6.7 <.001b
Number of patients who need help in transfer (%) 17.8 4.8 <.001b
Number of patients who need help in travelling
by car or public transportation (%)
40.1 13.7 <.001b
Number of patients who need help in shopping (%) 44.7 16.4 <.001b
Number of patients who need help in cooking (%) 38.8 13.8 <.001b
Number of patients who need help in homework (%) 46.7 18.0 <.001b
Number of patients who need help in medication (%) 32.2 10.9 <.001b
Length of hospital stay: mean (SD); median [IQR] 16.7 (12.3); 14 [11] 6.4 (6.2); 5 [5] <.001a
  1. aMann-Whitney-U-Test
  2. bChi2-Test