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Table 1 Distribution of patients in hospitals and wards

From: Hospital discharge of the elderly-an observational case study of functions, variability and performance-shaping factors

Hospital (rural) Patients Hours of observation
Orthopedic ward 2 10 h
Medical ward* 4 20 h
Hospital (city) Patients Hours of observation
Orthopedic ward 1 2 11 h
Orthopedic ward 2 3 13 h
Specialized medical ward 1 (pulmonary diseases) 3 12 h
Specialized medical ward 2 (kidney diseases and infections) 2 9 h
Geriatric ward 4 15 h
  1. *There was no specialized geriatric ward at the rural hospital.