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Patients discharged to a PAC facility

LOS in days

Inappropriate hospital days

Inappropriate hospital days due to discharge delays



n (%)

(mean ± SD)

(mean ± SD)

(mean ± SD)


a. Derivation cohort (n = 299)

Less than 8 points n = 141 (47%)

12 (9%)

11.4 (± 6.6)

2.8(± 3.5)

0.2 (± 1.1)

8 to 15 points n = 108 (36%)

43 (40%)

12.6 (± 6.2)

3.6 (± 4.1)

1.5 (± 2.9)

16 points and more n = 50 (17%)

40 (80%)

14.5 (± 7.0)

4.8 (± 4.8)

3.6 (± 3.6)

P

<0.001*

0.005^{†}

0.03^{†}

<0.001^{†}

b. Prospective validation cohort (n = 161)

Less than 8 points n = 58 (36%)

7 (12%)

8.6 (± 5.9)

3.0 (± 3.7)

0.7 (± 2.3)

8 to 15 points n = 59 (37%)

24 (41%)

12.6 (± 7.2)

5.0 (± 5.5)

2.6 (± 4.6)

16 points and more n = 44 (27%)

27 (61%)

14.1 (± 9.7)

5.3 (± 6.5)

3.5 (± 5.6)

P

< 0.001*

<0.001^{†}

0.08^{†}

<0.001^{†}

 * Fisher's exact test; ^{†} KruskalWallis test