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Table 5 Discharge disposition and hospital length of stay among sepsis patients by insurance category and age strata

From: Insurance type and sepsis-associated hospitalizations and sepsis-associated mortality among US adults: A retrospective cohort study

  Discharge disposition, 103 (%) Hospital length of stay, Days, Mean (95% C.I.)
  Died Skilled/intermediate nursing facility Home  
18 to 64 years
All 46.1 (14.4%) 64.1 (20.0%) 210.7 (65.7%) 13.7 (13.3 to 14.1)
Medicaid 11.9 (15.8%) 17.5 (23.4%) 45.7 (60.8%) 15.2 (14.7 to 15.8)
Medicare 11.2 (14.8%) 20.0 (26.5%) 44.5 (58.8%) 13.4 (13.0 to 1.38)
Medicaid + Medicare 3.4 (13.7%) 7.9 (32.2%) 13.3 (54.2%) 13.1 (12.7 to 13.6)
Uninsured 3.0 (16.2%) 1.8 (9.5%) 13.9 (74.3%) 12.8 (12.2 to 13.4)
Private insurance 16.7 (13.1%) 16.8 (13.3%) 93.2 (73.6%) 13.1 (12.6 to 13.7)
65+ years
All 128.1 (24.6%) 202.8 (39.0%) 189.0 (36.4%) 11.4 (11.1 to 11.7)
Medicaid 3.1 (26.9%) 4.0 (34.7%) 4.4 (38.4%) 15.2 (14.3 to 16.1)
Medicare alone 70.2 (24.4%) 113.3 (39.4%) 103.8 (36.1%) 11.3 (11.0 to 11.5)
Medicaid +Medicare 14.8 (25.4%) 27.9 (48.0%) 15.4 (26.5%) 11.6 (10.8 to 12.4)
Uninsured 0.5 (32.2%) 0.3 (16.5%) 0.8 (51.3%) 12.1 (10.5 to 13.8)
Private insurance plus Medicare 39.6 (24.5%) 57.5 (35.6%) 64.6 (40.0%) 11.2 (10.8 to 11.6)
  1. The study cohort was divided into age strata based on age qualification for Medicare. Insurance categories were determined based on primary and secondary payers identified by the data source (see Methods). Insurance categories for admissions among those 18 to 64 years old and 65+ years old were identical except the "Medicare" and "Private" categories. Among those <65 years old, those with Medicare with or without Private insurance were categorized as "Medicare." Those with private insurance without Medicare were then categorized as "Private." Among those 65+ years, only those with Medicare and no secondary payer were categorized as "Medicare." Those with Medicare and private insurance were categorized as "Private Insurance plus Medicare." Numbers represent totals from the full weighted sample and are presented as factors of 103. Percentages are based on insurance category by age stratum. Discharge disposition was categorized from the discharge record (see Methods for details).