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Table 1 Medical-surgical unit and patient profile, VAPHS, FY 2010

From: Alcohol brief intervention for hospitalized veterans with hazardous drinking: protocol for a 3-arm randomized controlled efficacy trial

Parameter type of unit total for 3 units
   Medical Surgical Total
Admissions/month   407 240 647
Average daily census   67 49 58
Average length of stay (days) Unit A Unit B Unit C 3.9
(Surg) (Med-Tele) (Med-Liver)
3.6 3.1 5.0
Female veterans (%)     4
OEF/OIF veterans (%)     2
Average patient age     65
% Age 50 or under     10
  1. Note: Med = Medical; Liver = Liver Transplant; Surg = Surgical; Tele = Telemetry; VAPHS = VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System.