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Table 6 Type of hospital discharge in the total internal medicine cohort

From: Health outcome of older hospitalized patients in internal medicine environments evaluated by Identification of Seniors at Risk (ISAR) screening and geriatric assessment

  ISAR- (n = 229; 48.6%) ISAR+/CGA normal (n = 143; 30.4%) ISAR+/CGA abnormal (n = 99; 21.0%) p-value ISAR+/CGA normal vs ISAR- p-value ISAR+/CGA abnormal vs ISAR- p-value ISAR+/CGA abnormal vs ISAR+/CGA normal
Treatment terminated regularly 179 (78.2%) 113 (78.5%) 59 (59.6%) 0.056 0.133 0.002
Treatment terminated regularly, post-treatment planned 34 (14.8%) 17 (11.8%) 19 (19.2%) 0.097 0.715 0.073
Treatment terminated against medical advice 2 (0.9%) 0 (0.0%) 2 (2.0%) 0.999 0.999 0.438
Transfer to another hospital 6 (2.6%) 7 (4.9%) 10 (10.1%) 0.753 0.086 0.280
Death 4 (1.7%) 2 (1.4%) 3 (3.0%) 0.531 0.592 0.190
Discharge to rehabilitation institution 0 (0.0%) 3 (2.1%) 2 (2.0%) 0.137 0.098 0.999
Discharge to nursing institution 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 2 (2.0%) 0.999 0.315 0.438
Discharge or transfer with subsequent readmission 4 (1.7%) 1 (0.7%) 2 (2.0%) 0.999 0.677 0.999
  1. Data are total numbers complemented in brackets by frequencies. CGA, comprehensive geriatric assessment; ISAR, Identification of Seniors at Risk; ISAR+, positive ISAR screening (score ≥ 2); ISAR-, negative ISAR screening (score < 2); CGA abnormal: impairment of ADL plus another domain of the CGA. Boldface values were significant at p <=0.05