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Table 1 Patient characteristics (n = 459)

From: Manual and automated methods for identifying potentially preventable readmissions: a comparison in a large healthcare system

Mean age, years 68.7
Female, % 54
Preference for English language, % 94
Race/ethnicity, %  
  White 66
  African American 11
  Asian 9
  Latino 9
Mean length of stay, days 6.4
Mean ED visits in prior 6 months 1.13
Mean inpatient admissions in prior 6 months 1.07
Service type, %  
  Medical 81.2
  Surgical 17
Functional status, %  
  Fully or partially dependent 60
  Independent 40