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Table 2 Numbers of readmissions for the same disease, deaths, need of nursing homes and home care. P-values based on comparisons between intervention and general hospital groups according to intention-to-treat analyses. Trondheim 2003–4.

From: Intermediate care at a community hospital as an alternative to prolonged general hospital care for elderly patients: a randomised controlled trial

  Assigned community hospital Assigned general hospital   
  Intermediate care group (n = 64) Intervention group (n = 72) General hospital group (n = 70) p-values adjusted p 1
Readmissions2 13 (20.3%) 14 (19.4%) 25 (35.7%) 0.03 0.02
Deaths 8 (12.5%) 9 (12.5%) 14 (20%) 0.23 0.15
Nursing homes3 7 (10.9%) 7 (9.7%) 5 (7.1%) 0.45 0.76
Home care 32 (50.0%) 38 (52.8%) 44 (62.9%) 0.22 0.37
No care 17 (26.6%) 18 (25.0%) 7 (10.0%) 0.02 0.01
  1. 1 Adjusted for age, gender, ADL, diagnosis
  2. 2 Readmissions for the same disease
  3. 3 Long-term nursing homes