Table 2

Profile of weekday and weekend admission [SD = standard deviation]; [iqr = inter quartile range] (%) †Denominator is number of deaths in that column

Characteristic

Elective Admissions

(n = 1,535,267)

Emergency Admissions

(n = 3,105,249)


Weekday

Weekend

Weekday

Weekend


N

1,407,705

127,562

2,369,316

735,933


Male

663,295

(47.12)

63,054

(49.43)

1,124,086

(47.44)

353,665

(48.06)


Age (years)


Mean Age

[SD]

57.77

[17.90]

59.33

[17.73]

62.21

[21.40]

61.93

[22.01]


Median Age

[iqr]

60

[27]

62

[26]

67

[34]

67

[37]


Admission Quarter


1 Apr - Jun

332,598

(23.63)

32,802

(25.71)

574,134

(24.23)

183,754

(24.97)


2 Jul - Sep

361,887

(25.71)

31,790

(24.92)

585,331

(24.70)

179,880

(24.44)


3 Oct - Dec

363,746

(25.84)

30,616

(24.00)

594,647

(25.10)

180,090

(24.47)


4 Jan - Mar

349,473

(24.83)

32,354

(25.36)

615,204

(25.97)

192,209

(26.12)


Mortality


Died

7,276

(0.52)

986

(0.77)

154,761

(6.53)

51,922

(7.06)


Deaths within 24 h of admission†

88

(1.21)

10

(1.01)

10,254

(6.63)

3,966

(7.64)


Case-mix


HRG indicating Complex Elderly

3,932

(0.28)

404

(0.32)

179,190

(7.56)

59,961

(8.15)


HRG with comorbidity and/or complication (withcc)

192,411

(13.67)

17,688

(13.87)

842,219

(35.55)

258,807

(35.17)


Median length of stay (days)


All [iqr]

1 [3]

3 [3]

4 [8]

3 [8]


Discharged alive only [iqr]

1 [3]

3 [5]

3 [7]

3 [8]


Deceased only [iqr]

12 [20]

12 [21]

8 [17]

6 [15]


Mohammed et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:87   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-87

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