Factors associated with prolonged length of hospital stay of elderly patients in acute care hospitals in Japan: a multilevel analysis of patients with femoral neck fracture.

@article{Motohashi2013FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with prolonged length of hospital stay of elderly patients in acute care hospitals in Japan: a multilevel analysis of patients with femoral neck fracture.},
  author={Takako Motohashi and Hironori Hamada and Jason Lee and Miho Sekimoto and Yuichi Imanaka},
  journal={Health policy},
  year={2013},
  volume={111 1},
  pages={60-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To analyze possible factors associated with prolonged length of stay (LOS) in hip fracture patients in Japan, such as the availability of beds in medical and nursing care facilities at the community level, as well as patient factors, clinical factors and hospital structural characteristics. METHODS The sample for analysis consisted of 8318 hip fracture cases from 199 hospitals throughout Japan. We conducted multilevel analyses to investigate whether LOS and the discharge… CONTINUE READING

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