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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of included NHs

From: Effects of an interprofessional Quality Circle-Deprescribing Module (QC-DeMo) in Swiss nursing homes: a randomised controlled trial

  Intervention
n = 27
Control
n = 28
Canton (n, % of all included NHs)
 Vaud 21 (38%) 23 (41%)
 Fribourg 6 (11%) 6 (11%)
NH mission (n, % of all included NHs)
 Geriatric 16 (29%) 19 (35%)
 Psycho-geriatric a 11 (20%) 9 (16%)
Number of average residents 48 [33–81] 35 [22–47]
Number of GPs 2 [1–3] 1 [1–2]
Proportion of potentially inappropriate galenic units 26% [20–30%] 22% [6–45%]
Number of potentially inappropriate DDD b 2.4 [1.8–2.7] 2.4 [1.9–2.7]
 Of which to avoid b 0.3 [0.2–0.5] 0.4 [0.2–0.5]
 Of which to reevaluate b 1.9 [1.6–2.3] 2.1 [1.6–2.3]
Mortality rate 32% [26–42%] 34% [26–48%]
Days in hospital c 2.7 [1.5–3.4] 2.5 [1.5–3.8]
Number of falls c 2.3 [1.7–3.3] 2.3 [1.4–3.1]
Rate of physical restraint use 23% [12–39%] 27% [12–45%]
  1. NH nursing home; all data are median [IQR], unless otherwise specified; a: including NHs caring for both geriatric and psycho-geriatric residents; b: reported per average resident and per day. c: reported per average resident and per year