Table 2

Reasons for excessive length of stay
Intervention arm Control arm Tot %
Clinical status compatible with discharge 889 1046 1935/3498 55%
Problem with activities under medical Staff control 787 895 1682/1935 87%
Problem with activities under social work or case management control 102 151 253/1935 13%
Problem with activities under medical Staff control
Reason Intervention arm (N=787) Control arm (N=895) Tot (N=1682) %
Without any apparent reason 205 26% 336 38% 541 32%
Test 285 36% 280 31% 565 34%
Consultation 57 7% 63 7% 120 7%
Lab test/result 26 3% 29 3% 55 3%
Test interpretation 7 1% 6 1% 13 1%
Surgery 11 1% 30 3% 41 2%
Transfer to other ward 118 15% 101 11% 219 13%
i.v. Antibiotic therapy 57 7% 34 4% 91 5%
Other 21 3% 16 2% 37 2%
Problem with activities under social work or case management control
Reason Intervention arm (N=102) Control arm (N=151) Tot (N=253) %
Waiting to be transferred to 57 56% 91 60% 148 58%
Home care services 21 21% 43 28% 64 25%
Transportation 1 1% 0 0% 1 0%
Other 23 22% 17 11% 40 16%

Caminiti et al.

Caminiti et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:14   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-14

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