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Table 2 Parameter estimates for Model 3: Co-morbid Conditions; Model 4: Types of Services

From: Assessing key cost drivers associated with caring for chronic kidney disease patients

  Parameter Estimate Standard Error P-value
Model 3 Intercept 9.07 0.41 <.0001
Diabetes 0.39 0.16 0.0144
High BP 0.44 0.26 0.0902
Other heart conditions 0.49 0.16 0.0027
Model 4 Intercept 8.912 0.117 <.0001
Office based visits 0.007 0.001 <.0001
Outpatient visits 0.008 0.002 0.0006
Hospital discharges 0.125 0.056 0.0273
Nights in hospital 0.008 0.004 0.0751
# Prescribed Medications including refills 0.004 0.001 0.0026
  1. In Model 3, Diabetes, High BP and Other heart disease patients are compared to patients without these conditions (the reference groups)