Table 3

Mean (SD) of groups and mean (95% CI) difference between groups for health service utilization
Groups Difference between groups 95% CI
Intervention (n = 496) Control (n = 500) Intervention minus control
Initial rehabilitation admission (days) 21.2 (15.7) 23.1 (20.2) -1.9 (-4.1 to 0.4)
  Rehabilitation ward (days) 20.9 (15.3) 22.7 (19.9) -1.8 (-4.0 to 0.4)
  Acute ward during rehabilitation (days) .2 (1.8) .3 (2.2) -0.1 (-0.3 to 0.2)
30 days post discharge readmission(s) (days) 4.6 (16.2) 5.6 (18.9) -1.0 (-3.2 to 1.2)
Total length of stay for initial admission and 30 day post discharge readmission(s) (days) 25.8 (25.1) 28.7 (32.2) -2.9 (-6.5 to 0.7)
Initial rehabilitation admission therapy utilization
  PT in rehabilitation
  Monday to Friday (minutes) 826.4 (761.1) 863.29 (836.4) -36.9 (-136.4 to 62.5)
  Saturday (minutes) 118.5 (116.2) 0.7 (5.3) 117.8 (107.6 to 128.1)*
  Total (minutes) 944.9 (858.0) 864.0 (836.7) 80.9 (-24.5 to 186.2)
  OT in rehabilitation
  Monday to Friday (minutes) 506.7 (613.8) 533.0 (594.2) -26.3 (-101.4 to 48.8)
  Saturday (minutes) 94.8 (101.1) 0.3 (3.7) 94.5 (85.7 to 103.5)*
  Total (minutes) 601.5 (690.9) 533.3 (594.8) 68.3 (-11.9 to 148.5)
Average therapy per week (minutes) 502.6 (167.2) 450.0 (179.3) 52.6 (31.0 to 74.1)*

*statistically significant at a P ≤0.05 level; OT, occupational therapy; PT, physiotherapy.

Brusco et al.

Brusco et al. BMC Medicine 2014 12:89   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-12-89

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