Table 4

The readmissions and number of bed days of patients who received a follow-up community pharmacist consultation and of patients who did not

Patient cohortNumber of readmissions post electronic referral atNumber of bed days for readmitted patients at
0–30 days
n (%)
31–60 days
n (%)
61–90 days
n (%)
30 days
mean±SD
60 days
mean±SD
90 days
mean±SD
Received a CP consultation (n=501)29 (5.8)17 (3.4)18 (3.6)7.2±1.07.2±6.47.3±6.7
Did not receive CP consultation (n=885)142 (16.0)84 (9.5)83 (9.4)13.1±17.413.7±19.212.5±16.6
OR and 95% CIs (N=1386)3.1 (2.1 to 4.7)3.0 (1.8 to 5.1)2.8 (1.6 to 4.7)
Mean differences and 95% CIs (N=373)−5.8 (−12.7 to 1.0)−6.5 (−15.4 to 2.4)−5.2 (−13.9 to 3.5)
  • CP, community pharmacist.