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Table 2 Change in reason for stay between admission and transfer to hospital

From: Associations between characteristics of the patients at municipal acute bed unit admission and further transfer to hospital: a prospective observational study

Reason for stay at admission Reason for stay at transferal to hospital
All hospitalised patients Same as atMAU admission Other reasonfor stay than atMAU admission Diagnosesoutside MAU’sscope Need for furtherdiagnosticclarification
N n % n % n % n %
Musculoskeletal symptoms 219 110 50.2 30 13.7 56 25.6 23 10.5
Infection 144 92 63.9 7 4.9 16 11.1 29 20.1
Observation 137 -a 37 27.0 58 42.3 42 30.7
Psychiatric symptoms 43 41 95.3 0 0.0 2 4.7 0 0.0
Dehydration 33 2 6.1 9 27.3 14 42.4 8 24.2
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 24 12 50.0 5 20.8 5 20.8 2 8.4
Constipation 19 8 42.1 0 0.0 6 31.6 5 26.3
Social causes 18 0 0.0 6 33.4 4 22.2 8 44.4
Diabetes mellitus 5 3 60.0 0 0.0 1 20.0 1 20.0
Substance abuse 4 0 0.0 2 50.0 1 25.0 1 25.0
Total 646 268 41.5 96 14.9 163 25.2 119 18.4
  1. aPatients admitted to MAU for observation, but needed further diagnostic clarification at hospital, were categorized as “need for further diagnostic clarification”