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Table 3 Assistance at home and health care utilization 30 days prior and 30 days after the index hospitalization for patients with heart failure (n = 121)

From: Continuity and utilization of health and community care in elderly patients with heart failure before and after hospitalization

Assistance at home prior index hospitalization n (%)
 Community care prior hospitalization 43 (35%)
 Home health care prior hospitalization 22 (18%)
 Mobile home care team prior hospitalization 5 (4%)
Assistance at home after index hospitalization n (%)
 Community care after hospitalization 56 (46%)
 Home health after hospitalization 29 (24%)
 Mobile home care team after hospitalization 22 (18%)
Health care facility visits 30 days prior to index hospitalization n (%)
 No prior visits to health care facility 62 (52%)
 Primary care 34 (29%)
 Hospitalized 16 (13%)
 ER (without being admitted) 8 (7%)
 Internal medicine outpatient clinic 3 (3%)
Health care facility visits 30 days after index hospitalization n (%)
 Primary care 27 (22%)
 Rehospitalized 28 (23%)
 ER (without being admitted) 19 (16%)
 Internal medicine outpatient clinic 18 (15%)
  1. ER Emergency room