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Table 2 Mothers’ admission type and insurance type by year of admission

From: Substance use during pregnancy: impact on Colorado community hospital

Year 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Number of participants 78 91 114 130 194
Type of admission
    Clinical 39.7% 29.7% 36.0% 32.3% 33.0%
    Inpatient 59.0% 62.6% 61.4% 65.4% 64.4%b
    Observation 1.3% 7.7% 2.6% 2.3% 2.6%
Type of insurance
    Publica 90.5%c 91.2% 92.1% 93.1% 90.7%
    Private 3.2% 5.5% 7.0% 7.0% 7.7%
    Self-pay 6.3% 3.3% 1.0% 0% 1.5%
  1. Clinical and Outpatient status – not formally admitted to the hospital, anticipated stay less than 48 h at provider’s discretion
  2. Inpatient status – formally admitted to the hospital, anticipated stay greater than 2 midnights at provider’s discretion (CMS 2018)
  3. a No statistically significant change in the use of public health insurance occurred as determined by the Cochran-Armitage chi-square test (χ2 = 0.002, df = 1, p = 0.96)
  4. b A single patient whose type of admission was listed as Surgical Day Care has been added to the Inpatient group
  5. c The type of insurance was not reported for 15 participants in 2013 and the percentages for this year were found only for the other 63 participants