Table 1

Patient characteristics of those discharged from Vejle hospital and other hospitals, respectively
Other hospitals n (%) Vejle hospital n (%)
All 5,743 (88.1) 775 (11.9) p-value
Sex
Male 2,917 (50.8) 268 (34.6) <0.001
Female 2,826 (49.2) 507 (65.4)
Age (years)
18-49 690 (12.0) 124 (16.0) <0.001
50-69 2,656 (46.3) 294 (51.4)
70+ 2,397 (41.7) 253 (32.7)
Cancer diagnosis
Breast 772 (13.4) 260 (33.6) <0.001
Colorectal 842 (14.7) 96 (12.4) 0.090
Lung 712 (12.4) 113 (14.6) 0.086
Head and Neck 165 (2.4) 9 (1.2) 0.006
Prostate 746 (13.0) 19 (2.5) <0.001
Other 2,506 (43.6) 278 (35.9) <0.001
Alarm symptoms
Yes 3,541 (62.7) 519 (67.8) 0.007
No 2,104 (37.3) 247 (32.3)
Cancer suspicion
Yes 3,156 (63.6) 435 (66.4) 0.154
No 1,809 (36.4) 220 (33.6)

Larsen et al.

Larsen et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:348   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-348

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