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Table 2 Main characteristics and reasons for readmission within the 30-day time period ( n= 656)

From: The crucial factor of hospital readmissions: a retrospective cohort study of patients evaluated in the emergency department and admitted to the department of medicine of a general hospital in Italy

Age (years ± SD) 78.2 ± 11.3
Males (n, %) 272 (41.5%)
Females (n, %) 384 (58.5%)
Cardiovascular disease 192 (29.3%)
Pulmonary disease 195 (29.7%)
Gastrointestinal disease 110 (16.8%)
Neoplastic disease 82 (12.5%)
Neurological disease 66 (10.1%)
Hematological disease 21 (3.2%)
Surgery disease 3 (0.5%)
Kidney disease 44 (6.7%)
Miscellaneous 186 (28.4%)
Length-of-hospital stay (days) 8.4 ± 6.8
Days prior to admission (days) 13.3 ± 8.5