Table 3

Association between characteristics of patients with heart failure during hospital stay and readmissions (N = 1055)

Patient characteristics30 day readmission
N or mean (SD)No (%) readmitted or mean (SD) (N = 139)p value†
HF = heart failure; ACEI = angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor.
*Values are mean (SD).
†Readmitted versus not readmitted.
HF confirmed by chest radiography (n = 695)39956 (14.0)0.322
Potassium (mmol/l, n = 1006)*4.1 (0.6)4.1 (0.5)0.982
Creatinine (mmol/l, n = 1007)*109.8 (44.6)109.8 (39.7)0.999
Minimum ejection fraction (%, n = 506)*36.5 (15.6)39.1 (14.7)0.112
Charlson comorbidity index (n = 1055)*1.91 (1.42)2.10 (1.60)0.131
Consultation with cardiologist (n = 1038)57180 (14.0)0.287
ACEI on admission (n = 982)41047 (11.5)0.353
Length of stay (days, n = 1055)*14.0 (15.0)15.2 (13.7)0.314