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Table 3 Patient profile by ward

From: Process of implementing and delivering the Prevention of Delirium system of care: a mixed method preliminary study

Ward12346
SpecialtyCare Older PeopleSurgical orthopaedicCare Older PeopleCare Older PeopleSurgical orthopaedic/
Fracture neck of femura
PhasePre-deliveryPost-deliveryPre-deliveryPost-deliveryPre-deliveryPost-deliveryPre-deliveryPost-deliveryPre-deliveryPost-delivery
PeriodJul 11-
Dec 11
Jan 12-
Jun 12
Jul 11-
Dec 11
Jan 12-
Jun 12
Jul 11-
Apr 12
May 12-Sep 12Oct 12-
May12
Jun 12-
Oct12
Sep 12-
Dec 12
Jan 13-
Apr 13
Duration (months)66661058b544
Number of admissions (aged 65 years and over)26524519720372440631532116990
Female (%)188 (71%)169 (69%)132 (67%)147 (72%)382 (53%)202 (50%)315 (100%)321 (100%)163 (96%)77 (86%)
Median (IQR) age87 (83–90)86 (82–91)82 (74–87)82 (75–87)84 (80–89)84 (80–88)86 (82–90)87 (83–91)80 (72–86)83 (78–88)
Median (IQR) hospital stay18 (10–32)17 (10–30)9 (3–16)10 (4–23)8 (4–14)8 (5–15)10 (6–20)10 (6–20)8 (3–15)10 (5–21)
Discharge destination
  Usual residence164 (62%)141 (58%)153 (78%)146 (72%)427 (59%)226 (56%)243 (77%)235 (73%)127 (75%)51 (57%)
  Care home36 (14%)44 (18%)26 (13%)27 (13%)98 (14%)54 (13%)31 (10%)44 (14%)18 (11%)20 (22%)
  Other hospital7 (3%)4 (2%)5 (3%)7 (3%)74 (10%)51 (13%)4 (1%)1 (0%)7 (4%)5 (6%)
  Other22 (8%)24 (10%)8 (4%)16 (8%)1 (0%)6 (2%)3 (1%)0 (0%)8 (5%)6 (7%)
  Died36 (14%)32 (13%)5 (3%)7 (3%)122 (17%)69 (17%)34 (11%)41 (13%)9 (5%)8 (9%)
  Missing data0000200000
  1. aThe ward changed specialty between the pre-delivery and post- delivery; patient profiles not comparable
  2. bData for pre-delivery only available from Jan 2012 onwards, i.e. 5 months