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Table 2 Hospitalizations for patients 65 and older in 2005 (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 Compared to region (%) Compared to study clinic in 2004 (%)
Cost per registered patient ($) 1,849 1,727 122 --6.6 --22.5
Adjusted hospitalizations/1,000 patients 10.3 10.7 0.36 3.5 --29.3
Adjusted duration of hospitalization (days/1,000 patients) 81 82 1 1.2 --37.9
Adjusted hospitalization cost ($/1,000 patients) 19,1756 18,624 550 --2.9 --42.8
Mean duration of hospitalization (days) 7.1 6.7 --0.4 --5.5 --17.9