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Table 1 Basic characteristics of acute care patients and outcomes of their care between Nordic and Canadian hospitals

From: Method for Assigning Priority Levels in Acute Care (MAPLe-AC) predicts outcomes of acute hospital care of older persons - a cross-national validation

  Nordic hospitals, in 2000-2001 (n = 763) Canadian hospitals, in 2001 (n = 393) Nordic vs. Canadian hospitals
  n % n % p <
Women 497 65.1 234 59.5 0.267
Age 75-79 203 26.6 84 21.4  
Age 80-84 232 30.4 119 30.3  
Age 85-89 210 27.5 116 29.5  
Age 90+ 118 15.5 74 18.8 0.172
Lived alone at admission 468 61.3 117 29.8 0.000
Earlier hospitalization (past 90 days) 239 31.3 123 31.8 0.993
Reason hospitalization      
New problem 304 39.9 211 53.7  
Exacerbation of existing problem 298 39.1 126 32.1  
Both new and old problem 160 21.0 56 14.3 0.000
Outcome at discharge      
Home 626 82.0 197 50.1  
Institution 81 10.6 109 27.7  
Dead 42 5.5 46 11.7  
Other 14 1.8 41 10.4 0.000
Outcome at one year      
Home 426 55.8 -   
Institution 79 10.4 -   
Dead 202 26.5 -   
Other 56 7.3 -   -
MAPLe-AC pre-morbid      
Low 301 39.4 124 31.6  
Mild 79 10.4 45 11.5  
Moderate 184 24.1 88 22.4  
High 151 19.8 92 23.4  
Very high 48 6.3 44 11.2 0.006
MAPLe-AC admission      
Low 91 11.9 57 14.5  
Mild 65 8.5 37 9.4  
Moderate 341 44.7 119 30.3  
High 193 25.3 118 30.0  
Very high 73 9.6 62 15.8 0.000
MAPLe-AC 7 th day or discharge      
Low 176 23.1 59 15.6  
Mild 101 13.7 37 9.8  
Moderate 237 31.1 105 27.8  
High 181 23.7 108 28.6  
Very high 68 8.9 69 18.3 0.000
  1. - follow-up data not collected