Table 2 Characteristics of all study patients
CharacteristicAdmissions (n = 592)
Female, n (%)324 (55)
Age (years)65.5 (19.2)
Length of hospital stay on study wards (days)14.6 (12.5)
Medication orders per hospital stay (mean (SD))12.3 (7.8)
Patients admitted to
    Gastroenterology/rheumatology, n (%)188 (31.8)
    Internal medicine, n (%)251 (42.4)
    Geriatrics, n (%)153 (25.8)