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Table 2 Veterans Affairs patient database facility, single-site hospitalization and patient characteristics, 2014–2017

From: Veterans Affairs patient database (VAPD 2014–2017): building nationwide granular data for clinical discovery

  2014 2015 2016 2017
Facility Characteristics
 Facilitiesa, N 141 139 138 141
 Teaching, N (%) 60 (42.6) 61 (43.9) 61 (44.2) 63 (44.7)
Region
 South 52 (36.9) 52 (37.4) 53 (38.4) 55 (39.0)
 West 27 (19.2) 26 (18.7) 25 (18.1) 25 (17.7)
 Midwest 37 (26.2) 36 (25.9) 36 (26.1) 36 (25.5)
 Northeast 25 (17.7) 25 (18.0) 24 (17.4) 25 (17.7)
Single-site Hospitalizations, N
 Small (< 2000) 50 (35.5) 50 (36.0) 47 (34.1) 50 (35.4)
 Medium (2000-5000) 39 (27.6) 41 (29.5) 37 (26.8) 39 (27.7)
 Large (> 5000) 52 (36.9) 48 (34.5) 54 (39.1) 52 (36.9)
Single-site Hospitalization Characteristics
 Single-site Hospitalizations, N 565,242 558,060 553,961 550,236
 Length of stay, median (IQR) 4 (2, 6) 4 (2, 6) 4 (2, 6) 4 (2, 6)
 In-hospital Mortality, N (%) 9754 (1.7) 8913 (1.6) 8255 (1.5) 7936 (1.4)
 30-day Mortality, N (%) 25,070 (4.4) 23,709 (4.2) 23,093 (4.2) 22,788 (4.1)
 30-day Readmission, N (%) 85,249 (15.3) 87,209 (15.9) 86,227 (15.8) 84,722 (15.6)
 Patients, N 373,045 368,837 365,777 364,615
 Age, mean (SD) 65.5 (13.3) 65.7 (13.2) 66.0 (13.2) 66.4 (13.2)
 Male, N (%) 351,298 (94.2) 346,961 (94.1) 343,132 (93.8) 341,882 (93.8)
CDC EHR-based Sepsis Single-site Hospitalization Characteristics
 CDC EHR-based Sepsis Single-site Hospitalizations, N (%)b 26,882 (4.8) 26,559 (4.8) 27,263 (4.9) 26,808 (4.9)
 In-hospital Mortality, N (%) 4088 (15.2) 3830 (14.4) 3608 (13.2) 3490 (13.0)
 30-day Mortality, N (%) 5300 (19.7) 5192 (19.5) 5089 (18.7) 5111 (19.1)
Patient-Facility-Day Characteristics
 Patient-facility-days, N 3,170,230 3,086,091 3,021,708 2,961,408
 ICU patient-facility-days, N (%) 437,627 (13.8) 425,198 (13.8) 401,999 (13.3) 391,454 (13.2)
  1. Abbreviations: ICU, intensive care unit; IQR, interquartile range
  2. 30-day mortality was calculated from admission date
  3. 30-day readmission rates were calculated from total live discharges
  4. aFacility Ns are not consistent across study years because some facilities are newly opened and other older facilities close
  5. bDenominator for % is total single-site hospitalizations for each year