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Table 1 Factors related to postnatal accommodation and length of stay.

From: A statewide review of postnatal care in private hospitals in Victoria, Australia

Factor Private hospitals (n = 14) Public hospitals*(n = 66)
  n % n %
Designated postnatal unit 13 93 29 44
  median % range median % range
Postnatal bed occupancy 78 (41-97) 76 (0-99)
Length of stay ≥ four days 91 (79-100) 42 (0-82)**
Women aged ≥30 years 74 (57-88) 45 (25-63)
Australian-born women 84 (60-98) 93 (47-100)
  1. * Data from original PinC review provided for comparison
  2. ** Public hospitals that had 60% or more women with ≥ four day stay were 8 rural hospitals and 2 very small metropolitan hospitals