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Table 2 The modelling of HF patients into different groups in each region. (BIC: Bayesian Information criterion)

From: Regional variations in trajectories of long-term readmission rates among patients in England with heart failure

Regions Total No. of patients No. of groups Intermediate groups (n) Proportion of intermediate users High-impact groups (n) Types of high-impact users Proportion of high-impact users
London 1175 4 1 38.8% 2 Short-term 6.6%
Chronic 6.2%
East of England 1249 5 2 29.5% 2 Short-term 2.5%
Chronic 2.2%
North-East 996 5 2 21.9% 2 Short-term 11.3%
Chronic 2.1%
North-West 1788 4 1 33.8% 2 Short-term 4.9%
Chronic 10.2%
South-Central 1307 5 2 25.9% 2 Short-term 7.2%
Chronic 1.9%
South-East 1238 5 2 40.1% 2 Short-term 6.2%
Chronic 2.7%
West-Midlands 1189 5 2 23.4% 2 Short-term 8.6%
Chronic 1.6%
South-West 1375 3 1 11.5% 1 Chronic 12.1%