Table 1

Characteristic of patients admitted with diagnosis of hip fracture in Lazio, before and after the pay performance act
Patients characteristics Before pay performance act (period 1) After pay performance act (period 2)
n = 6,043 n = 6,390
Age (mean, SD) 82.7 (7.2) 83.2 (7.1)
% %
Gender
 Female 77.2 81.1
Obesity (in the previous 2 years) 0.4 0.4
Obesity (current admission) 0.4 0.5
Hemiplegia and other paralytic syndromes (in the previous 2 years) 0.5 0.3
Hemiplegia and other paralytic syndromes (current admission) 0.4 0.3
Other forms of chronic ischemic heart disease (in the previous 2 years) 9.9 9.3
Heart failure (in the previous 2 years) 4.9 5.7
Vascular disease (in the previous 2 years) 2.7 2.5
Vascular disease (current admission) 0.6 0.9
Cerebrovascular disease (in the previous 2 years) 9.0 8.4
Cerebrovascular disease (current admission) 3.1 3.1
Diabetes (in the previous 2 years) 6.2 6.2
Blood disorders (in the previous 2 years) 4.6 5.0
Hypertension (in the previous 2 years) 14.4 13.2
COPD (in the previous 2 years) 5.8 4.9
Chronic renal disease (in the previous 2 years) 3.3 3.5
Chronic renal disease (current admission) 3.2 4.2
Types of hospital payment
 Local health unit 54.6 55.9
 Public and teaching 23.2 23.2
 Classified 8.4 9.8
 Private 13.9 11.1

Colais et al.

Colais et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:393   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-393

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