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Table 2 Requests for PCAs (n = 628)

From: Patient-controlled admission contracts: a longitudinal study of patient evaluations

  n %
Day of request
 Monday 155 24.7
 Tuesday 86 13.7
 Wednesday 81 12.9
 Thursday 92 14.6
 Friday 93 14.8
 Saturday 59 9.4
 Sunday 62 9.9
Time for request
 Morning (08 through 11) 289 46.0
 Afternoon (12 through 16) 208 33.1
 Evening (17 through 22) 95 15.1
 Night (23 through 07) 21 3.3
 Missing 15 2.4
Result of the request
 Admission 507 80.7
 Rejected because of the 14 days readmission restriction period 5 0.8
 Rejected because of no available bed 92 14.6
 No admission for other reasonsa 24 3.8
  1. aMost frequent other reasons noted by staff were that the patient canceled the admission, called outside of the contracted time of day for requests, or staffing or capacity problems other than lack of an available bed