Table 1

Description of patient and team characteristics

Patient characteristics

Median

Min;Max


Age

82.14

62.34;100.63


Baseline Barthel

15.00

3.00;20.00


Change in Barthel (n = 398)

1.00

-5.00;14.00


Baseline EQ5D

0.52

-0.59; 1.00


Change in EQ5 D (n = 349)

0.07

-1.11; 1.16


Length of care (days)

31.00

1.00; 232.00


Cost per patient (£)

1241.68

40.07; 15,323.60


Gender - n (%) for females

299 (74.19)


Team characteristics

Median

Min-Max


Ratio of support staff to qualified staff

0.67

0.00; 4.00


Number of different types of staff

5.00

3.00; 9.00


Total number of staff (WTEs)

7.75

1.82; 23.70


IC function - n (%) for acute admission avoidance

215 (53.35)


IC setting - n (%) for residential IC

102 (25.31)


Note: n = 403 unless otherwise stated. 403 observations were used as this sample represents the set of patients on which all four sets of regression analyses were run.

Dixon et al. BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:221   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-10-221

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