Table 5

Diagnoses for unplanned hospital admissions for invited patients (n=512), by response status
Admissions per patient Bed days per admission
Respondents (n=102) Non-respondents (n=410) Respondents (n=421) Non-respondents (n=1900)
Mean (se) Mean (SE) P value1 Median [max] Median [max] P value2
Primary Diagnosis
Coronary artery disease 0.97 (0.10) 0.84 (0.05) 0.193 3 [18] 3 [35] 0.339
COPD 0.84 (0.09) 0.84 (0.05) 0.929 5 [22] 5 [35] 0.466
Other Cardiovascular 0.29 (0.05) 0.31 (0.03) 0.860 6 [21] 5 [102] 0.650
Chest Pain (non-cardiac) 0.26 (0.05) 0.19 (0.02) 0.154 2 [18] 1 [43] 0.547
CHF 0.23 (0.05) 0.46 (0.03) 0.002 3 [31] 5 [57] 0.047
Diabetes 0.22 (0.05) 0.23 (0.02) 0.943 5 [38] 5 [55] 0.938
Hypertension 0.01 (0.01) 0.04 (0.01) 0.202 1 [1] 2 [7] 0.500
Influenza & Pneumonia 0.19 (0.04) 0.18 (0.02) 0.861 8 [19] 7 [30] 0.856
Other Respiratory 0.08 (0.03) 0.21 (0.02) 0.010 5 [29] 5 [38] 0.879
All other diseases 1.02 (0.10) 1.33 (0.06) 0.018 4 [36] 4 [57] 0.561
Primary and secondary diagnosis
Coronary artery disease 1.63 (0.13) 1.48 (0.06) 0.272 3 [28] 3.5 [53] 0.189
Hypertension 1.42 (0.12) 1.60 (0.06) 0.198 4 [38] 5 [102] 0.095
COPD 1.35 (0.12) 1.34 (0.06) 0.898 5 [31] 6 [57] 0.484
Diabetes 1.19 (0.11) 0.98 (0.05) 0.066 4 [38] 4 [102] 0.914
Congestive Heart failure 0.75 (0.09) 1.03 (0.05) 0.009 5 [31] 6 [57] 0.392
Any targeted ACS chronic admission (primary or secondary) 3.68 (0.19) 3.90 (0.10) 0.293 4 [38] 4.5 [102] 0.040

1 Results from Generalised Poisson Linear model with Log link.

2 Results from non-parametric Wilcoxon test of ranks.

Longman et al.

Longman et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:373   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-373

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