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Table 1 Length of stay data in period 1 (2016/17) and period 2 (2017/18) from patients admitted to QEHB with influenza-like illness. All patients with confirmed influenza in periods 1 and 2 fell within these admission coding descriptions

From: Impact of a PCR point of care test for influenza A/B on an acute medical unit in a large UK teaching hospital: results of an observational, pre and post intervention study

Group Period Year Number of patients Median LoS (days) Median LoS (hours)
A - LRTI and Influenza 1 2016/17 10 9.01 216.18
B - Influenza 1 2016/17 49 8.61 206.75
C - LRTI and Influenza 2 2017/18 24 5.16 123.83
D - Influenza 2 2017/18 642 3.75 89.94
  1. Key: LRTI, lower respiratory tract infections; LoS, length of stay
  2. Note: All admission and discharge dates were retrieved from the electronic admission records system by the hospital informatics service. All patients with influenza during period 1 and 2 fell into the admission coding LRTI and Influenza or Influenza alone