Table 1

Basic characteristics of acute care patients and outcomes of their care between Nordic and Canadian hospitals

Nordic hospitals, in 2000-2001 (n = 763)

Canadian hospitals, in 2001 (n = 393)

Nordic vs. Canadian hospitals

n

%

n

%

p <



Women

497

65.1

234

59.5

0.267

Age 75-79

203

26.6

84

21.4

Age 80-84

232

30.4

119

30.3

Age 85-89

210

27.5

116

29.5

Age 90+

118

15.5

74

18.8

0.172

Lived alone at admission

468

61.3

117

29.8

0.000

Earlier hospitalization (past 90 days)

239

31.3

123

31.8

0.993

Reason hospitalization

New problem

304

39.9

211

53.7

Exacerbation of existing problem

298

39.1

126

32.1

Both new and old problem

160

21.0

56

14.3

0.000

Outcome at discharge

Home

626

82.0

197

50.1

Institution

81

10.6

109

27.7

Dead

42

5.5

46

11.7

Other

14

1.8

41

10.4

0.000

Outcome at one year

Home

426

55.8

-

Institution

79

10.4

-

Dead

202

26.5

-

Other

56

7.3

-

-

MAPLe-AC pre-morbid

Low

301

39.4

124

31.6

Mild

79

10.4

45

11.5

Moderate

184

24.1

88

22.4

High

151

19.8

92

23.4

Very high

48

6.3

44

11.2

0.006

MAPLe-AC admission

Low

91

11.9

57

14.5

Mild

65

8.5

37

9.4

Moderate

341

44.7

119

30.3

High

193

25.3

118

30.0

Very high

73

9.6

62

15.8

0.000

MAPLe-AC 7th day or discharge

Low

176

23.1

59

15.6

Mild

101

13.7

37

9.8

Moderate

237

31.1

105

27.8

High

181

23.7

108

28.6

Very high

68

8.9

69

18.3

0.000


- follow-up data not collected

Noro et al. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2011 11:39   doi:10.1186/1472-6947-11-39

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