Table 1

Patient demographics, clinical characteristics and readmission characteristics

Patient characteristics, n=128Value (n, %)
Age (mean±SD) 73 (14.9)
Male 97 (75.8)
Comorbidities
 Hypertension77 (60.15)
 Other*51 (39.8)
 Malignancy46 (35.9)
 Coronary artery disease38 (29.7)
 Diabetes†37 (28.9)
 Heart failure32 (25.0)
 Other cardiac30 (23.4)
 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease20 (15.6)
 End-stage renal disease13 (10.2)
 Dementia13 (10.2)
 Failure to thrive14 (10.9)
 Stroke18 (14.1)
 Total joint replacement9 (7.0)
Discharging service
 General surgery30 (23.4)
 General medicine30 (23.4)
 Oncology20 (15.6)
 Cardiology16 (12.5)
 Orthopaedics13 (10.2)
 Other surgery12 (9.4)
 Neurology6 (4.7)
Accepting short-term nursing facility
 Short-term nursing facility 1111 (86.7)
 Short-term nursing facility 217 (13.3)
Clinically stable SNF admission as determined by SNF providers
  Yes111 (86.7)
  No