Table 1

Factors related to postnatal accommodation and length of stay.

Factor

Private hospitals (n = 14)

Public hospitals*(n = 66)


n

%

n

%


Designated postnatal unit

13

93

29

44


median %

range

median %

range


Postnatal bed occupancy

78

(41-97)

76

(0-99)

Length of stay ≥ four days

91

(79-100)

42

(0-82)**

Women aged ≥30 years

74

(57-88)

45

(25-63)

Australian-born women

84

(60-98)

93

(47-100)


* Data from original PinC review provided for comparison

** Public hospitals that had 60% or more women with ≥ four day stay were 8 rural hospitals and 2 very small metropolitan hospitals

Rayner et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2010 10:26   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-10-26

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