Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 1 Characteristics of the study population

From: Derivation of a frailty index from the interRAI acute care instrument

Characteristic N = 1418
Age (years) mean (SD) 81.0 (6.8)
Females n (%) 780 (55.0%)
Length of stay (days) median (IQR) 6 (4–11)
Admitted from:
 - Community 1236 (87.2%)
 - Other hospitals 11 (0.8%)
 - Residential aged care (low care) 85 (6.0%)
 - Residential aged care (high care) 85 (6.0%)
Discharged to:
 - Community 919 (64.8%)
 - Post-acute care (including rehabilitation) 234 (16.5%)
 - Residential aged care (low care) 83 (5.9%)
 - Residential aged care (high care) 124 (8.8%)
 - Died in hospital 57 (4.0%)
Principal diagnosis on admissiona:
 - Circulatory system diseases 277 (19.6%)
 - Respiratory diseases 235 (16.6%)
 - Injuries 142 (10.1%)
 - Symptoms and signs 129 (9.1%)
 - Diseases of the digestive system 114 (8.1%)
 - Disorders of the genitourinary system 97 (6.9%)
 - Neoplasms 87 (6.2%)
  1. Notes.
  2. SD: Standard Deviation.
  3. IQR: Interquartile Range.
  4. aPrincipal diagnosis based on International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision (ICD-10).