Table 3

Proportion of readmission episodes at each LACE score

LACE score*Total episodes (%)Readmitted (%)Not readmitted (%)
 326 478 (28.8)302 (1.1)26 176 (98.9)
 413 798 (15.0)561 (4.1)13 237 (95.9)
 514 152 (15.4)676 (4.8)13 476 (95.2)
 610 656 (11.6)753 (7.1)9903 (92.9)
 78637 (9.4)1045 (12.1)7592 (87.9)
 85800 (6.3)913 (15.7)4887 (84.3)
 94136 (4.5)551 (13.3)3585 (86.7)
 103242 (3.5)511 (15.8)2731 (84.2)
 112379 (2.6)815 (34.3)1564 (65.7)
 121570 (1.7)633 (40.3)937 (59.7)
 13751 (0.8)231 (30.8)520 (69.2)
 14217 (0.2)81 (37.3)136 (62.7)
 15104 (0.1)35 (33.7)69 (66.3)
 161 (0.0)0 (0.0)1 (100.0)
 171 (0.0)0 (0.0)1 (100.0)
  • *Percentages for readmitted and not readmitted are calculated according to variable grouping, for example, % of episodes scoring 3 on the LACE index which resulted in readmission versus those that did not.