Characteristic | Not Readmitted | Readmitted | P-Value^{*} |
---|---|---|---|

N | 12,965 | 1697 | |

Age, mean (SD) | 61.2 (19.3) | 64.1 (19.3) | <.001 |

Sex | |||

Female (%) | 7034 (54.3%) | 901 (53.1%) | |

Male (%) | 5931 (45.7%) | 796 (46.9%) | .379 |

Marital status | |||

Not married (%) | 5114 (39.4%) | 734 (43.3%) | |

Married (%) | 7851 (60.6%) | 963 (56.7%) | .003 |

Carlson Comorbidity Index, mean (SD) | 3.3 (3.3) | 4.9 (3.7) | <.001 |

Length of stay, mean (SD), days | 3.2 (3.6) | 4.7 (6.2) | <.001 |

Previous 6 months ED Visits, mean (SD) | 0.8 (1.6) | 1.2 (2.2) | <.001 |

Previous 12 months Hospitalizations, mean (SD) | 0.1 (0.5) | 0.3 (1.0) | <.001 |

Previous 12 months Outpatient Visits, mean (SD) | 9.8 (9.2) | 12.4 (12.3) | <.001 |

No. Distinct providers, 12 months, mean (SD) | 6.4 (5.1) | 7.7 (6.5) | <.001 |

UPC, mean (SD) | 0.39 (0.22) | 0.37 (0.22) | <.001 |

COC, mean (SD) | 0.12 (0.16) | 0.12 (0.16) | .101 |

SECON, mean (SD) | 0.15 (0.19) | 0.14 (0.19) | .869 |

VE, mean (SD) | 3.49 (0.68) | 3.54 (0.70) | <.001 |

Abbreviations: COC, dispersion continuity of care; SECON, sequence continuity; UPC, usual provider continuity; VE, visit entropy.

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*P*-values are Fishers exact test for two valued nominal variables, Chi-Square test for multiple valued nominal variables, and Wilcoxon rank sum for continuous variables.