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Table 3 Description of Emergency Department Admissions (EDA) and Hospital Admission (HA), by setting

From: Emergency department and hospital admissions among people with dementia living at home or in nursing homes: results of the European RightTimePlaceCare project on their frequency, associated factors and costs

  Nursing Home (n = 646) Home Care (n = 1054) Overall (n = 1700) p_value****
PwD* with at least 1 EDA or 1 HA**, n (%) 89 (13.8%) 195 (18.5%) 284 (16.7%) 0.011
PwD with at least 1 EDA (with < 24 h stay), n (%) 48 (7.4%) 123 (11.7%) 171 (10.1%) 0.005
 PwD with valid number of EDA*** 43 115 158  
 PwD with 1 admission, n (%) 33 (76.7%) 81 (70.4%) 114 (72.2%)  
 PwD with 2 or more admissions, n (%) 10 (23.3%) 34 (29.6%) 44 (27.8%)  
 Rate of EDA per PwD/year 0.26 0.43 0.37  
PwD with at least 1 HA (with > 24 h stay), n (%) 58 (9.0%) 135 (12.8%) 193 (11.4%) 0.018
 PwD with valid number of HA*** 57 133 190  
 PwD with 1 admission, n (%) 50 (87.7%) 103 (77.4%) 153 (80.5%)  
 PwD with 2 or more admissions, n (%) 7 (12.3%) 30 (22.6%) 37 (19.5%)  
 Rate of HA per PwD/year 0.35 0.50 0.44  
Department of HA, n (%)
 Geriatric 5 (10%) 49 (35%) 54 (28%)  
 Internal Medicine 15 (31%) 41 (29%) 56 (29%)  
 Surgical 20 (41%) 20 (14%) 40 (21%)  
 Other 11 (22%) 30 (21%) 41 (22%)  
Length of stay during HA admission in days, median (Q1;Q3)
 Geriatric 8 (5;16) 8 (6;11) 7.5 (6;11)  
 Internal Medicine 11 (4;15) 8 (6;17) 7.5 (5;17)  
 Surgical 6.5 (3;17) 8.5 (4;11) 7 (3;15)  
 Other 3 (2;6) 9 (6;18) 7 (4;14)  
  1. Note: Q1 first quartile, Q3 third quartile
  2. *: PwD: People with Dementia
  3. **: A PwD may have suffered both EDA and HA episodes
  4. ***: Data on the number of EDA or HA available only for these participants
  5. ****: p values provided only for the main descriptive variables on EDA and HA