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Table 1 Characteristics of Patients

From: The Care Transitions Measure-3 Is Only Weakly Associated with Post-discharge Outcomes: a Retrospective Cohort Study in 48,384 Albertans

  Medical DischargesSurgical Discharges
  CTM-3 respondents
N = 11,689
Non-respondents
N = 14,219
Standardized difference (respondent vs. not)CTM-3 respondents
N = 7318
Non-respondents
N = 15,158
Standardized difference (respondent vs. not)
Mean age (SD) 62.20 (18)61.49 (18)0.0455.25 (16)57.57 (16)0.16
Male 5147 (44.0)6643 (46.7)0.063131 (42.8)6914 (45.6)0.18
Rural resident 5725 (49.0)4262 (30.0)0.041687 (23.1)2755 (18.2)0.16
Charlson Comorbidity Index ScoreMean (SD)2.25 (3)2.20 (3)0.021.25 (2)1.37 (2)0.06
 03988 (34.1)4737 (33.3) 4296 (58.7)8065 (53.2) 
 1–23735 (32.0)4814 (33.9) 1871 (25.6)4463 (29.4) 
 3+3966 (33.9)4668 (32.8) 1151 (15.7)2630 (17.4) 
Length of stay for index hospitalizationDays6.80 (10)6.86 (11)0.0054.63 (10)4.78 (9)0.02
Mean LACE index score at time of discharge (SD) 11.44 (3)11.39 (3)0.017.74 (4)8.05 (4)0.09
1+ ED visits, prior 6 months 9815 (83.9)11,533 (81.1)0.085713 (78.1)11,926 (78.7)0.01
1+ hospitalizations, prior year5142 (44.0)5446 (38.3)0.121620 (22.1)3222 (21.3)0.02
Admission urgency for index hospitalizationElective1136 (9.7)1253 (8.8)0.054927 (67.3)9996 (65.9)0.17
 Non-elective10,533 (90.1)12,966 (91.1) 2391 (32.7)5162 (34.1) 
Index hospital characteristicsLarge
Medium
Small
Teaching
1170 (10.0)
1815 (15.5)
7907 (67.6)
783 (6.7)
3941 (27.7)
2031 (14.3)
5374 (37.8)
2479 (17.4)
0.662310 (31.6)
2234 (30.5)
1511 (20.6)
1263 (17.3)
6896 (45.5)
2693 (17.8)
1392 (9.2)
4177 (27.6)
0.52
Admitted to the intensive care unit520 (4.4)1007 (7.1)0.11661 (9.0)2222 (14.6)0.18
Discharge disposition after index hospitalization
  Home without support10,340 (88.5)12,413 (87.3)0.046702 (91.6)13,684 (90.3)0.05
  Home with support1237 (10.6)1689 (11.9) 608 (8.3)1441 (9.5) 
  Long-term care/skilled nursing facility112 (1.0)117 (0.8) 8 (0.1)33 (0.2)