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Table 6 Inpatient admissions (IPA) during study perioda

From: Health service utilisation during the last year of life: a prospective, longitudinal study of the pathways of patients with chronic kidney disease stages 3-5

Variables of Interest N = 19 All 74 IPAb # IPA (% All IPA) n = 9 Conservative 16 IPA # IPA (% Group’s IPA) n = 10 Dialysis 58 IPAb # IPA (% Group’s IPA)
Hospital
 1 59 (80) 7 (44) 52 (90)
 2 14 (19) 9 (56) 5 (9)
 3 1 (1) 0 (0) 1 (2)
 Weekend/public holidays 10 (14) 2 (13) 8 (14)
Source of IPA
 Emergency Department 36 (49) 10 (63) 26 (45)
 Outpatient Department 15 (20) 4 (25) 11 (19)
 Transfer 9 (12) 1 (6) 7 (12)
 Routine IPA 8 (11) 0 (0) 9 (16)
 Episode change 6 (8) 1 (6) 5 (9)
Admission status
 Emergency 43 (58) 10 (63) 33 (57)
 Elective 15 (20) 5 (31) 10 (17)
 Not assigned 15 (20) 1 (6) 14 (24)
 Episode change 1 (1) 0 (0) 1 (2)
Care type
 Acute 68 (92) 15 (94) 53 (91)
 Palliative 4 (5) 1 (6) 3 (5)
 Maintenance 1 (1) 0 (0) 1 (2)
 Rehabilitation 1 (1) 0 (0) 1 (2)
Discharge destination
 Home 56 (76) 11 (69) 45 (78)
T ransfer 6 (8) 1 (6) 5 (9)
 Episode change 6 (8) 1 (6) 5 (9)
 Died 5 (7) 2 (13) 3 (5)
 Aged care facility (initial) 1 (1) 1 (6) 0 (0)
Length of stay (days)
 Median (range) 3 (1-29) 3.5 (1-29) 3 (1-26)
Number of IPA per patient
 Median (range) 2 (0-20) 2 (0-3) 5 (0-20)
  N (% All Patients) n (% Group) n (% Group)
0 3 (16) 1 (11) 2 (20)
1-2 8 (42) 6 (67) 2 (20)
3-5 3 (16) 2 (22) 1 (10)
6+ 5 (26) 0 (0) 5 (50)
  1. Note: Totals may not add up to 100% due to rounding
  2. IPA Inpatient admission/s
  3. aAs per HBCIS data [30]
  4. bExcluding routine dialysis admissions