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Table 2 Characteristics of hospitals where hip fracture surgery patients were admitted in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan

From: Variations in hip fracture inpatient care in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan: an analysis of health administrative data

   Japan Korea Taiwan
   n (mean) % (SD) n (mean) % (SD) n
(mean)
% (SD)
Total 906   881   226  
Location Urban 440 48.57 569 64.59 170 75.22
  Rural 466 51.43 312 35.41 56 24.78
Ownership Public 343 37.86 37 4.2 60 26.55
  Private/Other 563 62.14 844 95.80 166 73.45
Teaching hospital Yes 77 8.50 63 7.15 104 46.02
  No 829 91.50 818 92.85 122 53.98
No. of hosp. Beds 30–99 26 2.87 272 30.87 10 4.42
  100–399 510 56.29 505 57.32 39 17.26
  400+ 370 40.84 104 11.8 177 78.32
No. of hip fracture patients Q1 232 25.61 187 21.23 44 19.47
  Q2 223 24.61 236 26.79 60 26.55
  Q3 225 24.83 230 26.11 60 26.55
  Q4 226 24.94 228 25.88 62 27.43
Regional characteristics Disposable income (USD, 2010 PPP) 19,971 2205 16,905 1507 15,039 1633
(for hospital location) Herfindahl-Hirschman Index 766.62 631.12 661.38 505.44 1401.84 972.60
  No. of hospital with low
HHI (<median)
696 76.82 673 76.39 100 44.25
  No. of hospitals with high
HHI (≥median)
210 23.18 208 23.61 126 55.75
  % elderly living alone 17.75 3.65 7.46 2.49 2.67 2.67
  No. of physicians per 1000 persons 2.46 0.42 2.56 0.57 2.35 0.61
  No. of hospital beds per 1000 persons 13.08 3.44 15.21 5.19 7.21 1.91
  No. of home care facilities per 10,000 persons 16.08 3.85 2.97 0.74 0.37 0.28
  % social welfare expenditure 16.76 4.12 31.14 8.25 13.71 1.62