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Table 7 Healthcare service use by participants

From: A pilot randomised controlled trial of a Telehealth intervention in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: challenges of clinician-led data collection

  Standard Telehealth Total
Sample size 25 23 48
Proportion with hospital admissions    
Number 4 8 12
Percentage 16.0% 34.8% 25.0%
Number of hospital admissions   
Total 7 16 23
Mean 0.28 0.70 0.48
Maximum 3 5 5
Total number of hospital days   
Total 21 129 150
Mean 0.84 5.61 3.13
Maximum 14 43 43
Proportion with A&E visits    
Number 4 1 5
Percentage 16.0% 4.3% 10.4%
Number of A&E visits    
Total 5 1 6
Mean 0.20 0.04 0.13
Maximum 2 1 2
Proportion with community nurse contacts   
Number 4 5 9
Percentage 16.0% 21.7% 18.8%
Number of community nurse contacts   
Total 8 13 21
Mean 0.32 0.57 0.44
Maximum 3 4 4
Mortality rate    
Number 1 1 2
Percentage 4.0% 4.3% 4.2%