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Table. 1.

Table. 1.

Baseline demographic characteristics of selected patients

Characteristic Value (n = 15)
Age in years, median (range) 78 (69-93)

Sex, n (%)
Male 9 (60.0)
Female 6 (40.0)

Current Smoking, n (%) 2 (13.3)

Living situation, n (%)
Living alone 2 (13.3)

Reason for hospitalization, n (%)
Stroke 4 (26.7)
Acute coronary syndrome 7 (46.7)
Others 4 (26.7)

Co-morbidity, n (%)
Diabetes 6 (40.0)
Hypertension 5 (33.3)
Dyslipidaemia 5 (33.3)
Thyroid dysfunction 2 (13.3)
Arrhythmia 2 (13.3)
Chronic kidney disease 1 (6.7)

LACEa index (out of 30), median (range) 12 (9-16)

Medications at discharge, median (range) 8 (3-17)

a Patient readmission risk was evaluated using the LACE index. ‘LACE’ includes length of stay (‘L’); acuity of the admission (‘A’); comorbidity of the patient (measured with the Charlson comorbidity index; ‘C’); and emergency department use (determined as the number of visits in the 6 months before admission; ‘E’).27)

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