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Table 1 Episodes of care by types of healthcare services setting and injuries involved

From: Development of an algorithm to identify fall-related injuries and costs in Medicare data

  Medical group  
  A B C D E Total
Total patients 1018 304 276 350 63 2011
Total episodes 676 209 105 130 42 1162
Standardized episodes (per 1000 person-years) a 156 189 121 88 147 144
Proportion of episodes, by healthcare services b       
 Inpatient or SNF stay (Inp. / SNF) 39 % 52 % 36 % 49 % 43 % 43 %
 ED visit or ED-related visit (ED) 52 % 41 % 54 % 42 % 55 % 49 %
 Non-ED outpatient visit only (Out.) 9 % 7 % 10 % 9 % 2 % 8 %
Proportion of episodes, by injury b       
 Hip fracture 17 % 20 % 19 % 16 % 19 % 18 %
 Non-hip fracture 32 % 39 % 30 % 52 % 33 % 35 %
 Non-fracture injury 51 % 41 % 51 % 32 % 48 % 47 %
  1. a Standardized episodes refer to number of episodes per 1000 person-years, since total episodes do not reflect the difference in person-years among medical groups
  2. b These rows are hierarchical and mutually exclusive, with the highest level of care experienced in the category coming first