TABLE 5

Hospital Rehospitalizations, LOS, and Related Charges for Patients Discharged With a PDN Care Plan

Index Hospitalization0–7 d8–30 d31–120 d121–365 dFull 2-y Follow-upTotal (Index + 2 y)
Rehospitalizations
 Total count2046113282757
  Unplanned174397235639
  Planned331647118
LOS, d
 Total28251474891263221064899314
  Unplanned23541354521160205760318385
  Planned4711237103153458929
Hospital charges, $a
 Total amount42 793 5801 649 5375 899 07316 352 22133 248 44489 774 221132 567 801
  Unplanned34 482 7021 649 5375 409 08515 003 87030 863 94682 345 953116 828 655
  Planned8 310 8780489 9881 348 3512 384 4987 428 26815 739 146
  • Rehospitalizations within each time window are shown as well as for the full 2-year follow-up. Patients could have been readmitted more than once in a given window. Day 0 is the first day after discharge from the index hospitalization. Charges were not available for all hospital admissions. —, not applicable.

  • a Hospital charges included direct care items for the patient (such as supplies and drugs), salaries and benefits of care providers on the hospital payroll (eg, nursing), medical administration and professional physician fees, depreciation of equipment, and spaced used for direct patient care.