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Table 3 Characteristics of medical and neurological patients

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

Patient characteristics medical patients neurological patients
  N = 1432 N = 464
Age: mean (SD); median [IQR] 66.2 (16.0); 69 [21] 64.0 (17.7); 68 [24]
Number of men (%) 58.7 57.3
CD-10 main diagnosis (%)   
Infectious and parasitic diseases 13.3 3.4
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases 3.2 0.9
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue 0.9
Diseases of the respiratory system 12.2 0.2
Diseases of the eye and adnexa 1.1
Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism 1.9 0.2
Diseases of the circulatory system 27.7 36.4
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 3.5 1.7
Diseases of the nervous system 0.7 39.4
Diseases of the ear and mastoid process 0.3 4.7
Diseases of the genitourinary system 3.8 0.4
Diseases of the digestive system 11.1 0.4
Neoplasms 10.1 1.7
Mental and behavioral disorders 2.0 2 .4
Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium 0.1
Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings 6.8 6.3
Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes 2.7 0.6
PACD day-1: mean (SD); median [IQR] 7.0 (4.8); 6 [7] 4.8 (4.2); 3.5 [5]
SPIa first assessment ward: mean (SD); median [IQR]; 35.6 (6.0); 38 [6] n = 1342 34.5 (7.3); 38 [8] n = 402
Active medical problems: mean (SD); median [IQR] 3.2 (1.7); 3 [2] 1.5 (1.0); 1 [1]
Discharge from the hospital to (%):
 Home 89.4 78.7
 Nursing homeb 4.0 1.1
 Home for the elderlyb 1.0 0.2
 Rehabilitationb 5.6 20.0
  1. aSelf-care index
  2. bPAC facilities