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Table 7 Mean length of hospital stays before and after TVC in patients admitted prior to TVC

From: Re-admissions to hospital and patient satisfaction among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease after telemedicine video consultation - a retrospective pilot study

Hospital stays Within 12 months prior to TVC Within 12 months following TVC Within 6 months prior to TVC Within 6 months following TVC
Days 15.1 6.1* 11.2 6.0**
[mean (SEM)] (2.59) (0.85) (2.11) (1.01)
   (n = 43)   (n = 50)
  1. Mean length of hospital stays (days) when admitted within the last 6 months (n = 50) and 12 months (n = 43) prior to TVC as compared to length of re-admissions (days) within 6 and 12 months following TVC.
  2. *p = 0.001, ** p = 0.033 (Paired t-test).