TABLE 5

Characteristics of Readmissions in Patients With Acute and Chronic Illnesses

Acute (N = 559)Chronic (N = 1987)P
Age at index admission, median (quartiles),a y0.2 (0.0, 7.1)5.2 (0.9, 12.9).001
Index admission LOS, median (quartiles), d2 (1, 4)4 (2, 7).001
Readmission LOS, median (quartiles), d2 (1, 3)4 (2, 8).001
Common patient groups, n (% [95% CI])
    Oncology0 (0.0 [0.0–0.9])810 (40.8 [38.6–43.0])
    Cardiology2 (0.4 [0.1–1.4])162 (8.1 [7.0–9.4])
    Gastrointestinal disease37 (6.6 [4.9–9.3])160 (8.1 [6.9–9.4])
    Severe neurocompromise0 (0.0 [0.0–0.9])156 (7.85 [6.7–9.1])
    Pulmonary diseases21 (3.8 [2.4–5.8])109 (5.5 [4.5–6.6])
    Neurosurgery4 (0.7 [0.2–2.0])101 (5.1 [4.2–6.2])
    Infectious diseases175 (31.3 [27.5–35.4])18 (0.9 [0.6–1.5])
    General surgery65 (11.6 [9.1–14.6])14 (0.7 [0.4–1.2])
    Newborns162 (29.0 [25.3–33.0])4 (0.2 [0.1–0.6])
    Trauma29 (5.2 [3.6–7.5])1 (0.05 [0.0–0.3])
  • a Quartiles are (25th, 75th) percentiles.