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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of patients included in the study

From: Delayed discharges from a tertiary teaching hospital in Israel- incidence, implications, and solutions

  Long care facility the patients are waiting for  
Rehabilitation Complex nursing care Chronic mechanical ventilation Sub-acute hospitalization Hospice Total
Number of patients (%) 668 (78%) 87 (10%) 45 (5%) 3 (0.4%) 54 (6%) 857
Median age, years (IQR) 70 (58–80) 71 (62–77) 68 (60–78) 67 (53–70) 71 (63–83) 70 (59–79)
Male gender, n (%) 361 (54%) 47 (54%) 36 (80%) 3 (100%) 22 (41%) 469 (55%)
Carriers of MDR bacteria 36 (5%) 21 (24.14%) 14 (31%) 0 4 (7%) 75 (9%)
Dialysis patients, n (%) 5 (0.8%) 4 (5%) 1 (2%) 0 0 10 (1%)
  1. MDR Multiple drug resistant; IQR Interquartile range