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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of patients admitted with a primary diagnosis of DM

From: The relationship between diabetes mellitus and 30-day readmission rates

N = 121 Mean %
Age ( years) 49.7  
Inpatient LOS (days) 4.7  
Female 54 44.6
 With renal disease (acute or chronic) 81 66.9
 HbA1c performed within 2 months prior to index encounter 43 35.5
 HbA1c > 7.0% (among patients with HbA1c) 32 74.4
 HbA1c > 10.0% 13 30.2
During index encounter
 Undergoing surgical procedure 37 30.6
 Receiving insulin 115 95.0
Endocrine (HIIP/Endo) consulta/office visit
 During index encounter 34 28.1
 Endocrine post-discharge appointment scheduled 31 25.6
 Endocrine office visit billed 8 6.6
  1. aEndocrine consult here refers to either a HIIP consult or Endocrine consult; Note: n = 121 refers to the number of encounters, not the number of individuals, some individuals had more than one readmission