Table 5 Summary statistics on outcomes

All means are weighted using the number of controls as weights.

OUTCOMESHBIC PATIENTSCONTROLSΔFP
Mean length of stay (d)9.77.12.68.84.003
Total substituted cost ($)20502263−2130.48.49
CCAC expenditure ($)*12265616654.15.042
No. readmitted for a related length of stay (%)191181.6.21
No. readmitted for any reason3721164.68.031
  • CCAC—Community Care Access Centre, HBIC—home-based intermediate care.

  • * We were unable to obtain CCAC information on 21 control patients who were either out-of-province patients or whose health information regarding the hospitalization was no longer valid.