Table 2

Age, sex, race, and illness adjusted rates (95% confidence intervals) for hospital days, days in intensive care, and physician visits and percentage seeing 10 or more physicians during last six months of life among patient cohorts loyal to selected academic medical centres by region of location

Hospital by region*Hospital days per decedentICU days per decedentPhysician visits per decedent% seeing ≥10 physicians
New York (23.8)
Mount Sinai Hospital22.8 (22.1 to 23.5)2.8 (2.6 to 3.0)53.9 (50.6 to 57.4)58.5 (51.8 to 66.0)
New York Presbyterian Hospital21.6 (21.0 to 22.2)4.5 (4.2 to 4.7)40.3 (37.9 to 42.8)37.7 (33.2 to 42.7)
NYU Medical Center-University Hospital27.1 (26.1 to 28.1)6.7 (6.4 to 7.2)76.2 (71.3 to 81.3)57.1 (49.0 to 66.4)
Los Angeles (18.7)
UCLA Medical Center16.1 (15.2 to 17.1)9.2 (8.6 to 9.8)43.9 (39.7 to 48.5)50.9 (42.2 to 61.4)
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center21.3 (20.6 to 22.0)7.0 (6.7 to 7.4)66.2 (62.7 to 69.9)48.2 (42.5 to 54.8)
Washington, DC (18.4)
Georgetown University Hospital18.5 (17.3 to 19.8)3.6 (3.1 to 4.1)43.0 (37.2 to 49.7)55.1 (42.6 to 71.3)
Washington Hospital Center18.2 (17.4 to 19.0)3.0 (2.7 to 3.2)37.0 (33.5 to 40.9)39.4 (32.5 to 47.9)
Philadelphia (18.3)
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania17.2 (16.2 to 18.2)3.8 (3.4 to 4.2)40.3 (35.7 to 45.5)44.7 (35.4 to 56.4)
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital19.4 (18.6 to 20.2)9.5 (9.1 to 10.0)55.0 (50.8 to 59.4)53.7 (45.8 to 62.8)
Baltimore (16.3)
Johns Hopkins Hospital16.1 (15.2 to 17.0)3.2 (2.9 to 3.5)28.1 (24.9 to 31.7)36.7 (29.6 to 45.4)
Francis Scott Key Medical Center16.5 (15.7 to 17.5)5.7 (5.3 to 6.1)23.0 (20.0 to 26.5)29.4 (22.9 to 37.9)
Chicago (16.1)
University of Chicago Hospital13.4 (12.6 to 14.3)3.5 (3.2 to 3.9)30.2 (26.6 to 34.3)41.7 (33.5 to 51.9)
Rush-Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center17.9 (16.9 to 19.0)4.5 (4.1 to 4.9)48.9 (44.1 to 54.3)35.1 (27.4 to 44.9)
Northwestern Memorial Hospital17.1 (16.3 to 17.9)3.5 (3.2 to 3.8)34.9 (31.7 to 38.4)40.4 (33.8 to 48.3)
Boston (14.5)
Boston Medical Center15.6 (14.5 to 16.8)3.9 (3.5 to 4.4)31.5 (27.0 to 36.6)47.8 (37.2 to 61.4)
Massachusetts General Hospital16.5 (15.8 to 17.1)2.5 (2.3 to 2.7)38.8 (35.8 to 41.9)46.2 (40.0 to 53.3)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center12.2 (11.6 to 12.8)2.4 (2.2 to 2.6)29.2 (26.5 to 32.2)34.3 (28.7 to 41.1)
Brigham and Womens Hospital13.9 (13.1 to 14.7)3.2 (2.9 to 3.6)31.9 (28.3 to 36.0)43.7 (35.6 to 53.6)
St Louis (14.5)
Barnes-Jewish Hospital16.1 (15.6 to 16.7)4.4 (4.2 to 4.7)29.5 (27.3 to 31.9)30.9 (26.5 to 36.0)
St Louis University Hospital12.9 (12.0 to 13.9)6.1 (5.6 to 6.7)31.5 (27.0 to 36.7)38.1 (28.7 to 50.4)
Cleveland (13.0)
University Hospitals of Cleveland12.5 (11.9 to 13.2)2.4 (2.2 to 2.6)26.0 (23.3 to 29.0)30.5 (25.0 to 37.4)
Cleveland Clinic13.4 (12.8 to 14.1)3.0 (2.8 to 3.3)30.9 (28.2 to 33.9)45.9 (39.5 to 53.4)
Minneapolis (11.4)
Hennepin County Medical Center9.6 (8.7 to 10.6)4.0 (3.6 to 4.5)18.1 (14.7 to 22.4)28.3 (20.1 to 39.8)
Fairview-University Medical Center13.3 (12.3 to 14.4)2.3 (1.9 to 2.6)23.9 (20.0 to 28.6)34.8 (25.8 to 46.9)
San Francisco/Bay Area (10.8)
University of CA San Francisco Medical Center11.5 (10.6 to 12.4)2.6 (2.3 to 3.0)27.2 (23.0 to 32.2)30.3 (22.0 to 41.9)
Stanford University Hospital10.1 (9.4 to 10.9)4.3 (4.0 to 4.7)22.6 (19.4 to 26.3)23.1 (17.1 to 31.3)
  • ICU=intensive care unit.

  • * Regions ranked by unweighted average for patient days among listed hospital cohorts; average given in parenthesis.