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“1 out of 14 isle hospital patients await care home”

By: Kristen Consillio
Honolulu Star Advertiser

About 7 percent of the patients in Hawaii hospitals at any given time do not need to be there but are waiting for space to open up in a long-term care facility, according to data being released Thursday by the Hawaii Health Information Corp.

Between 6.9 and 7.8 percent of hospital patients statewide were waitlisted, or remained in the hospital after the need for acute care ends, from 2006 to 2011.

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