Table 1

Summary statistics

VariableObsMean (N, proportion)SDMinMax
No of unscheduled hospital admissions and ED visits (visits/person/year)28083.863.97033
No of unscheduled hospital admissions (non-ED) (admissions/person/year)28082.913.25031
No of ED visits (visits/person/year)28080.951.43014
Length of stay for unscheduled admissions (days)28089.4315.290290
Total cost from unscheduled admissions and ED visits (£/person/year)280810 82914 5500284 252
Total cost for ED visits+scheduled and unscheduled admissions (£/person/year)280822 24932 2870294 837
Female2808(1,374, 48.9%)01
Age group 16–242808(266, 9.5%)01
Age group 25–342808(418, 14.9%)01
Age group 35–442808(464, 16.5%)01
Age group 45–542808(608, 21.7%)01
Age group 55–642808(512, 18.2%)01
Age group 65–742808(478, 17.0%)01
Age group 75 up2808(62, 2.2%)01
SIMD quintile 12712(810, 29.9%)01
SIMD quintile 22712(872, 32.2%)01
SIMD quintile 32712(418, 15.4%)01
SIMD quintile 42712(306, 11.3%)01
SIMD quintile 52712(306, 11.3%)01
SPARRA score at entry267670.2719.78695
  • ED, emergency department; SIMD, Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation; SPARRA, Scottish Patients at Risk of Readmission and Admission.