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Table 3 Number of procedures (laboratory tests and imaging tests), number of infections, days of hospitalization and clinical outcome of patients in home care. Brazil, 2012–2016

From: Analyses of the effectiveness of a Brazilian pediatric home care service: a preliminary study

Variables Modality of assistance
Home group (n = 36) medium (máx/mín) Hospital group (n = 13) medium (máx/mín)
Number of Procedures
 Total 432 9 (56 / 1) 228 12 (61 / 3)
 Laboratory 367 7 (52 / 1) 211 12 (60 / 2)
 Imaging 65 1 (10 / 1) 17 1 (5 / 1)
 No. of procedures / day 0.014 0.09
 No. of procedures / 30 days 0.40 2.8
 No. of procedures / 60 days 0.80 5.6
Infections
 Yes (n/%) 17 /28.33 37 / 90.24
 Total no. of infections per patient 0.47 2.84
 No. of infections per day 0.0005 0.01
 No. of infections for 30 days 0.016 0.4
 No. of infections for 60 days 0.03 0.8
Total days in hospital 31.922 656 2630 104.50
Outcome
 Remains in hospital (n/%) 21 / 58.33 13 / 100
 Clinical discharge (n/%) 5 / 13.89 0 / 0.00
 Hospital death (n/%) 9 / 25.00 0 / 0.00
 Home death (n/%) 2 / 5.56 0 / 0.00
 Administrative discharge (n/%) 1 / 2.78 0 / 0.00
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