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Table 2 Characteristics of Acute Illness Episodes

From: A prospective study of symptoms, function, and medication use during acute illness in nursing home residents: design, rationale and cohort description

  Managed at NH Managed in Hospital
Number of Acute Illness Episodes 102 (74%) 36 (26%)
IPFS score (SD), Illness Severity 1.5 (2.5) 5.3 (4.2)
AI characteristics   
Urinary tract infection 32% 12%
Cellulitis 18% 4%
Pneumonia 6% 19%
Dehydration 5% 4%
Cardiac (MI/CHF/arrhythmia) 3% 27%
COPD 3% 8%
TIA/CVA 2% 4%
Sepsis 2% 12%
Other 37% 46%