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Table 1 Hospitalizations for patients 65 and older in 2004 (1 USD = 4.45 NIS).

From: An intervention program to reduce the number of hospitalizations of elderly patients in a primary care clinic

  Southern district Study clinic Difference (%)
Cost per registered patient ($) 1,840 2,227 387 (21.1)
Adjusted hospitalizations/1,000 patients 11.1 15.1 3.97 (35.7)
Adjusted duration of hospitalization (days/1,000) 83 132 49 (59)
Adjusted hospitalization cost ($/1,000) 21,794 32,574 10,780 (49.5)
Mean duration of hospitalization (days) 7.2 8.2 1 (13.8)