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Table 1 Admission features and discharge outcomes for R-coded and other admissions

From: Features and outcomes of unplanned hospital admissions of older people due to ill-defined (R-coded) conditions: Retrospective analysis of hospital admissions data in England

Number (%) Other codes
n = 5299
(78.4)
R-codes
n = 1461
(21.6)
P-value (X2)
Gender    
Male 2275 (42.9) 623 (42.6) 0.43
Female 3024 (57.1) 838 (57.4)  
Source of admission    
Usual residence 5214 (98.4) 1451 (99.3) 0.03
Residential care 5 (0.1) 0  
Other 80 (1.5) 10 (0.07)  
Route of admission    
ED 2421 (45.7) 897 (61.4) <0.001
GP 2578 (48.7) 515 (35.2)  
Other 300 (5.7) 49 (3.4)  
Time of admission    
Out of hours 2332 (44.0) 749 (51.3) <0.001
Normal GP hours 2967 (56.0) 712 (48.7)  
Speciality    
Internal Medicine 3307 (62.4) 1135 (77.7) <0.001
Geriatric Medicine 1992 (36.6) 326 (22.3)  
Discharge destination    
Usual residence 3558 (67.1) 1231 (84.3) <0.001
Residential care 121 (2.3) 19 (1.3)  
Other hospital 467 (8.8) 104 (7.1)  
Other 192 (3.6) 37 (2.5)  
Deaths In hospital 961 (18.1) 70 (4.8)  
Median (IQR)    P-value
(Kruskal-Wallis)
Age 81 (12) 79 (12) <0.001
No. diagnoses 1 (1) 1 (1) 0.57
No. transfers 1 (1) 1 (2) <0.001
Length of stay 8 (16) 4 (9) <0.001