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Table 7 Analysis example: care level and dementia status for RAC entries, by transition type.

From: Linkage of health and aged care service events: comparing linkage and event selection methods

  Name-based N linkage Event-based E linkage
  Care level    Care level   
Transition type High Low All Total High Low All Total
  Row % Col % N Row % Col % N
Return from hospital leave (a)
With dementia 64.5 35.5 100.0 31.0 1711 65.2 34.8 100.0 30.7 1570
Without dementia 33.6 66.4 100.0 69.0 3802 33.4 66.6 100.0 69.3 3536
All 43.2 56.8 100.0 100.0 5513 43.1 56.9 100.0 100.0 1570
Into permanent RAC from hospital (a)
With dementia 83.1 16.9 100.0 45.9 769 84.3 15.7 100.0 45.2 690
Without dementia 72.6 27.4 100.0 54.1 905 74.0 26.0 100.0 54.8 837
All 77.4 22.6 100.0 100.0 1674 78.7 21.3 100.0 100.0 1527
Into respite RAC from hospital (a)
With dementia 32.5 67.5 100.0 24.6 209 31.9 68.1 100.0 25.1 191
Without dementia 19.1 80.9 100.0 75.4 640 20.0 80.0 100.0 74.9 570
All 22.4 77.6 100.0 100.0 849 23.0 77.0 100.0 100.0 761
  1. RAC entries are for Western Australia, 2000–01. E linkage strategy is PC v3.
  2. (a) Based on linked hospital and RAC records.
  3. Note: E linkage is PC v3. Diagnosis of dementia includes diagnoses of dementia and Alzheimer's disease (ICD-10-AM Edition 1 categories F00–F03, and G30) [31]. Table excludes 115 cases with missing care level, and all unlinked RAC hospital leave events.