Table 4.

Influence of increased hemoglobin levels on hospitalizationa

Variable 6 Previous Months 6 Months of Study P Valued
Totalb Meanc Total Mean
No. of hospitalizations 19 0.17 8 0.07 <0.05
Length of hospital stay (days) 152 1.3 47 0.4 <0.05
  • a The total number of hospitalizations and length of hospital stay during the study period were compared with those occurring in the 6 mo preceding the study in the same patients.

  • b 115 patients.

  • c Mean by patient.

  • d Paired t test.