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Table 2 Multivariate logistic regression modeling of variables associated, on days 1 and 3, with discharge to a PAC facility.

From: A predictive score to identify hospitalized patients' risk of discharge to a post-acute care facility

Variables Adjusted odds-ratio (95%CI)
  Day 1 P Day 3 p
  n = 349   n = 299  
Number of medically active problems on admission (per additional problem) 1.4 (1.1 – 1.7) 0.003 1.3 (1.0 – 1.6) 0.02
Inability of patients' partner to provide home help 3.4 (1.9 – 6.3) <0.001 2.5 (1.3 – 4.9) 0.006
Number of disabilities; ADL* + IADL (per additional disability out of 12) 1.3 (1.1 – 1.4) <0.001 - -
Age (per additional decade) 1.3 (1.1 – 1.5) 0.004 - -
Type of admission (hospital internal transfer vs. from home) 2.0 (1.0 – 4.1) 0.05 - -
Dependency for bathing/taking a shower§ - - 2.8 (1.3 – 6.0) 0.007
Dependency for transfers bed/chair§ - - 2.8 (1.3 – 6.2) 0.008
Inability in medication self-management before admission - - 2.5 (1.2 – 5.2) 0.01
  1. * ADL: Activities of daily living; IADL: Instrumental activities of daily living;
  2. patients self-report upon admission; § nurse staff assessment on day 3