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Table 2 Causes of hospitalizations screened as unjustified or sometimes justified

From: Measuring medically unjustified hospitalizations in Switzerland

CAUSES OF HOSPITALIZATIONS UNJUSTIFIED SOMETIMES JUSTIFIED
  N % N %
Medically necessary (by both reviewers) 11 5.50% 32 16.00%
Monitoring for suspicion of serious illness 51 25.50% 20 10.00%
Treatment of pain 43 21.50% 31 15.50%
Lack of security at home 27 13.50% 30 15.00%
Bedridden or very fragile patient 10 5.00% 9 4.50%
Remoteness of patient’s residence 7 3.50% 18 9.00%
Lack of compliance of the patient 5 2.50% 5 2.50%
Programmed operation not performed 5 2.50% 5 2.50%
Specialized skills not available in ambulatory setting 5 2.50%   0.00%
Wound dressing or care 4 2.00% 2 1.00%
IV antibiotherapy 2 1.00% 7 3.50%
Other 2 1.00% 6 3.00%
Isolation of immuno-suppressed patient 1 0.50% 1 0.50%
Parenteral nutrition 0 0.00% 1 0.50%
Severity of illness unknown 4 2.00% 21 10.50%
Unknown 23 11.50% 12 6.00%
Total 200   200