An analysis of admission, discharge and bed occupancy of stroke patients aged 65 and over in English hospitals

C N Lee, C Vasilakis, D Kearney, R Pearse, P H Millard

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Abstract

Stroke illness is a common problem in the UK. Factors such as incidence, age, and ethnicity have already been shown to affect admission patterns and discharge outcomes. Our analysis of an English Hospital Episode Statistics database shows that weekends and public holidays also influence the admission and discharge patterns of elderly stroke patients. We discuss the possible reasons for this.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-7
Number of pages7
JournalHealth Care Management Science
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1998

Keywords

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Bed Occupancy
  • Database Management Systems
  • England
  • Hospitals, Public
  • Humans
  • Patient Admission
  • Patient Discharge
  • State Medicine
  • Stroke
  • Utilization Review

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