Table 2

Number of days delay associated with patient age and care of the elderly referral for community hospital placement in the acute admissions group
Age Discharge arrang Care of elderly ref Other specialist ref Invest & therapy Team errors TOTAL
Age less than 65 Mean days 0.10 0.00 0.07 0.10 0.00 0.27
N = 30 Std. Deviation 0.305 0.000 0.365 0.548 0.000 0.691
(43.4%) Sum 3 0 2 3 0 8(3.5%)
Age 65 & over Mean days 0.38 0.00 0.13 1.75 0.00 2.25
No COTE referral Std. Deviation 0.806 0.000 0.342 1.880 0.000 1.528
N = 16 Sum 6 0 2 28 0 36(15.5%)
(23.1%)
Age 65 & over Mean days 4.00 3.83 0.00 0.35 0.00 8.17
COTE referral Std. Deviation 5.916 5.015 0.000 1.191 0.000 7.947
N = 23 Sum 92 88 0 8 0 188(81%)
(33.3%)
Total Mean days 1.46 1.28 0.06 0.57 0.00 3.36
N = 69 Std. Deviation 3.845 3.382 0.291 1.345 0.000 5.788
Sum 101 88 4 39 0 232(85%)

Majeed et al.

Majeed et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:410   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-410

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