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Table 1 The levels of IHDs in different phases of hospitalizations

From: Predictors and reasons for inappropriate hospitalization days for surgical patients in a tertiary hospital in Wuhan, China: a retrospective study

Phases of hospitalizations Total hospital days, n Total IHDs, n (%) LOS, m (SD) IHDs, m (SD) p
Pre-operation 1876 484 (25.80 %) 4.60 (2.39) 1.19 (1.48) < 0.001
Post-operation 2710 582 (21.48 %) 6.64 (3.25) 1.43 (1.76)
The whole hospitalization 4586 1066 (23.24 %) 11.24 (4.49) 2.62 (2.38)  
  1. Notes: m mean; SD standard deviation; IHDs inappropriate hospitalization days; LOS length of stay