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Table 4 Length of stay and living situation after discharge for PACD risk groups

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

  Medical patients Neurological patients
PACD day-1
(n = 1432)
PACD day-3
(n = 1325)
PACD day-1
(n = 464)
PACD day-3
(n = 423)
Risk groupsa < 8 8–15 > 15 < 8 8–15 > 15 < 8 8–15 > 15 < 8 8–15 > 15
Number of patients (n) 892 428 112 555 625 145 355 95 14 256 147 20
Length of stay (mean)* 6.3 9.3 9.6 5.7 8.7 13.8 6.1 9.5 9.4 5.7 9.6 12.7
Age (mean)* 60.6 74.5 79.4 61.5 70.9 73.9 60.5 76.0 72.3 60.1 69.9 76.0
Living situation after hospital discharge: %
 At home 95.3 82.5 68.8 97.3 87.8 58.6 83.7 64.2 50.0 90.6 59.2 25.0
 Nursing home 1.0 7.2 15.2 0.7 3.8 19.3 0.3 3.2 7.1 0.0 3.4 0.0
 Home for the elderly 0.1 1.9 5.4 0.2 1.3 4.1 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.0
 Rehabilitation 3.6 8.4 10.7 1.8 7.0 17.9 15.8 32.6 42.9 9.4 37.4 70.0
  1. alow risk (< 8), intermediate risk (8–15), high risk (> 15)
  2. *p < .01, Kruskal Wallis-Test