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Table 2 Top five most reported advices and referrals per setting in at risk intervention patients (n = 404)

From: Unplanned readmission prevention by a geriatric emergency network for transitional care (URGENT): a prospective before-after study

Most reported advices and referrals during ED admission
(n = 810 advices in 404 patients)
1. Advice feasibility of returning home (n = 252)
2. Advice discharge destination (in-hospital or -out-of-hospital) if retuning home was not possible (n = 234)
3. Advice pain management (n = 110)
4. Advice referral to social worker on the ED (n = 73)
5. Advice additional medical follow-up for treating physician on ED (e.g. blood test, technical intervention) (n = 69)
Most reported advices and referrals in case the patient is hospitalized
(n = 1560 advices in 404 patients)
1. Advice functional evaluation during hospitalization (n = 342)
2. Advice referral to occupational therapist during hospitalization (n = 188)
3. Advice referral to social worker during hospitalization (n = 195)
4. Advice cognitive evaluation during hospitalization (n = 178)
5. Advice referral to physiotherapist during hospitalization (n = 152)
Most reported post-discharge advices and referrals
(n = 402 advices in 404 patients)
1. Advice for additional professional help at home (n = 161)
2. Advice further cognitive evaluation by healthcare workers at home (n = 29)
3. Advice ambulatory follow-up by other medical discipline after ED discharge (n = 25)
4. Advice for (preventive) application for residential care stay (n = 25)
5. Prescription of aid by physician (e.g. walking aid) (n = 24)
  1. ED emergency department