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Table 4 Number of days (with 95% Confidence Intervals) in institution after randomisation. 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
Number of days before randomisation2 10.6 (9.0–12.1) 10.7 (9.2–12.1) 10.0 (8.2–11.8) 0.6 0.8
Number of days initial care 17.9 (14.7–21.1) 17.5 (14.6–20.4) 9.1 (6.9–11.2) 0.00 0.00
Days at rehabilitation units 9.6 (4.9–14.2) 10.4 (5.6–15.2) 13.1 (8.2–18.1) 0.43 0.22
Number of readmission days2 3.3 (1.2–5.4) 3.1 (1.2–5.0) 7.6 (3.6–11.6) 0.04 0.02
Total number of days of inward care 30.8 (25.2–36.3) 31.0 (26.1–34.7) 29.8 (23.2–36.4) 0.79 0.80
  1. 1Adjusted for age, gender, ADL score and diagnosis
  2. 2 Readmissions at general hospital for the same disease