Table 1.

Baseline Characteristics of Patients With Myocardial Infarction Admitted to Rural Hospitals or to Urban Hospitals

Admitted to
CharacteristicRural Hospitals (n = 1,426)Urban Hospitals (n = 10,765)PValue
Note: Excluding patients discharged or transferred to another acute care general hospital for inpatient care.
APR-DRG = All Patient Refined Diagnosis-Related Group.
Age, mean, years82.468.9<.001
Male, %45.059.8<.001
Black, %0.141.13<.001
Number of secondary diagnoses, mean5.665.62.45
Charlson Comorbidity Index, mean0.960.69<.001
APR-DRG risk index, mean0.090.06<.001