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Table 2 The effect of socio-economic status on hospital utilisation and outcomes

From: The use of end-quintile comparisons to identify under-servicing of the poor and over-servicing of the rich: A longitudinal study describing the effect of socioeconomic status on healthcare

  Most disadvantaged Least disadvantaged
  Ratio q1:q5 95% CI Ratio q2:q5 95% CI Ratio q3:q5 95% CI Ratio q4:q5 95% CI Baseline – q5
Admission rate – all 1.31 (1.25–1.37) 1.32 (1.26–1.38) 1.20 (1.15–1.25) 0.98 (0.94–1.03) 1.00
Admission rate – medical 1.39 (1.33–1.45) 1.35 (1.29–1.41) 1.20 (1.15–1.26) 0.97 (0.92–1.01) 1.00
Admission rate – surgical 1.12 (1.08–1.15) 1.21 (1.18–1.26) 1.13 (1.09–1.16) 0.98 (0.94–1.01) 1.00
Average LOS 1.04 (1.04–1.05) 1.03 1.03–1.04 1.03 (1.03–1.04) 1.03 (1.02–1.03) 1.00
Total LOS 1.24 (1.23–1.26) 1.14 (1.13–1.16) 1.12 (.10–1.13) 1.08 (1.07–1.10) 1.00
Readmission at 30 days 1.07 (1.05–1.09) 1.05 (1.03–1.06) 1.03 (1.01–1.05) 1.01 (0.99–1.03) 1.00
Readmission at 1 year 1.17 (1.16–1.18) 1.11 (1.10–1.12) 1.07 (1.06–1.08) 1.05 (1.04–1.05) 1.00
Case fatality at 1 year 1.10 (1.07–1.13) 1.05 (1.03–1.08) 1.03 (1.01–1.06) 1.04 (1.01–1.07) 1.00