Table 1

Baseline characteristics (n = 118)

Characteristics


Age, years; mean (SD/range)

83.2 (± 6.4/66-98)

Females; n (%)

77 (65.3)

Living alone; n (%)

77 (65.3)

Hospital length of stay, days; median (IQR)

9 (7-13)

Discharge-planning meeting in the GEMU; n (%)

51 (43.2)

BI score at admission (n = 86), 0-20; median (IQR)

17 (13-19)

BI at discharge (n = 86), 0-20; median (IQR)

18 (16-19)

MMSE during the hospital stay (n = 77) 0-30; median (IQR)

24 (21-26)


SD = standard deviation; IQR = interquartile range; GEMU = geriatric evaluation and management unit;

BI = Barthel Index scale; MMSE = Mini Mental State Examination

Mesteig et al. BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:1   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-10-1

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