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Table 1 Patient and transition characteristics

From: In-hospital prescription changes and documentation in the medical records of the primary care provider: results from a medical record review study

Patients 390
Mean age, years (SD) 59 (±17)
 Age ≤ 45 68 (16.7%)
 Age 46–64 144 (35.3%)
 Age ≥ 65 196 (48.0%)
Male 212 (54.4%)
Department
 Cardiology 200 (51.3%)
 Gastroenterology 150 (38.5%)
 Patients treated at both the cardiology and gastroenterology department 40 (10.2%)
Hospital admissions Number of transitions 68
With prescription changes 45 (66.2%)
Department
 Cardiology 42 (61.8%)
 Gastroenterology 26 (38.2%)
Mean duration of stay in days (SD) 4.4 (±4.6)
Short hospital contactsa Number of transitions 1443
With prescription changes 237 (16.4%)
Department
 Cardiology 750 (52.0%)
 Gastroenterology 693 (48.0%)
Total Number of transitions 1511
With prescription changes 282 (18.7%)
Department
 Cardiology 792 (52.4%)
 Gastroenterology 719 (47.6%)
  1. SD standard deviation
  2. aOutpatient clinic contacts, emergency room visits and short-stay hospital admissions