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Table 1 Baseline patient characteristics and outcome (N(%) or Mean (SD))

From: Evaluation of hospital outcomes: the relation between length-of-stay, readmission, and mortality in a large international administrative database

  All patients N = 4,327,105 Stroke patients N = 83,163 Colorectal patients N = 35,537 Heart Failure patients N = 85,024
Country
 Australia 183,009 (4.2%) 3373 (4.1%) 1374 (3.9%) 3348 (3.9%)
 Belgium 303,620 (7.0%) 3217 (3.9%) 3246 (9.1%) 4018 (4.7%)
 UK 1,227,454 (28.4%) 20,207 (24.3%) 7437 (20.9%) 15,730 (18.5%)
 Italy 174,970 (4.0%) 5340 (6.4%) 1527 (4.3%) 6811 (8.0%)
 Netherlands 601,841 (13.9%) 12,963 (15.6%) 4078 (11.5%) 5774 (6.8%)
 USA 1,836,211 (42.4%) 38,063 (45.8%) 17,875 (50.3%) 49,343 (58.0%)
Year of discharge
 2007 798,924 (18.5%) 14,493 (17.4%) 6510 (18.3%) 15,249 (17.9%)
 2008 847,656 (19.6%) 15,911 (19.1%) 6743 (19.0%) 16,286 (19.2%)
 2009 862,412 (19.9%) 16,320 (19.6%) 6826 (19.2%) 16,196 (19.1%)
 2010 864,918 (20.0%) 16,861 (20.3%) 6973 (19.6%) 16,303 (19.2%)
 2011 678,676 (15.7%) 13,620 (16.4%) 5939 (16.7%) 14,286 (16.8%)
 2012 274,519 (6.3%) 5958 (7.2%) 2546 (7.2%) 6704 (7.9%)
Age 49.0 (26.2) 68.6 (15.8) 58.8 (18.8) 70.0 (16.7)
Male gender 1,985,545 (45.9%) 42,861 (51.5%) 17,531 (49.3%) 45,296 (53.3%)
Number of comorbidities 1.4 (1.7) 2.2 (1.9) 1.6 (1.6) 3.8 (2.2)
Unplanned 2,740,694 (63.3%) 69,015 (83.0%) 10,932 (30.8%) 72,460 (85.2%)
Urgent 2,269,541 (52.5%) 66,990 (80.6%) 10,638 (29.9%) 72,086 (84.8%)
Outcomes
Mortality 131,791 (3.1%) 11,308 (13.6%) 1762 (5.0%) 5681 (6.7%)
Readmission (overall) 325,663 (7.5%) 5264 (6.3%) 3576 (10.1%) 13,428 (15.8%)
Readmission (survivors)* 325,663 (7.8%) 5264 (7.3%) 3576 (10.6%) 13,428 (16.9%)
LOS (days) 6.7 (11.7) 12.0 (19.1) 14.2 (18.3) 8.8 (11.5)
Long LOS (upper quartile) 901,657 (20.8%) 17,177 (20.7%) 8046 (22.6%) 17,591 (20.7%)
  1. *% calculated over survivors: 4,195,314 (all patients) 71,855 (stroke patients) 33,775 (colorectal patients) 79,343 (heart failure patients)