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A Study on the Characteristics of Patients Deceased at Convalescent Hospitals

Affiliations

  • Department of Philosophy, Chungnam National University, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
  • Department of Hospital Management, Konyang University, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

Abstract


Background/Objectives: This study seeks to provide a basic set of data for developing welfare policies for the elderly population. Methods/Statistical Analysis: A total of 1,537 deceased patients among admitted patients in convalescent hospitals in Daejeon, Chungnam, Chungbuk and Sejong were selected as study subjects. For analysis, the statistics program R was used. A total of 1,537 deceased patients among admitted patients in convalescent hospitals in Daejeo, Chungnam, Chungbuk and Sejong were selected as study subjects. Findings: In terms of main diagnosis, Pneumonia, organism unspecified (J18) was ranked the highest, followed by Dementia in Alzheimer's disease (F00) and Malignant neoplasm of bronchus and lung (C34) but when looked at by gender, there was a difference in the ranking. This difference was also statistically significant. This study sought to analyze the general characteristics, admission characteristics, characteristics of the treatment department, main diagnosis, and the average length of hospital stay and treatment cost and to identify the significance behind these categories. Improvements: The findings of these studies are expected to provide a more realistic and meaningful set of data.

Keywords

Convalescent Hospitals, Characteristic of Patient, Main Diagnosis, Patients Deceased.

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