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Table 2 Total cost regression modela

From: The cost of a pediatric neurocritical care program for traumatic brain injury: a retrospective cohort study

Variable e(β) p-value
Post-PNCP Implementation 0.933 (0.722, 1.205) 0.594
Sex (male) 0.992 (0.903, 1.090) 0.869
Race (non-white) 1.007 (0.904, 1.121) 0.902
Age at admission (years)
 Age 0–5 years (reference)
 Age 6–11 years 1.061 (0.920, 1.224) 0.416
 Age 12–15 years 1.062 (0.921, 1.223) 0.407
 Age 16–18 years 1.104 (0.949, 1.284) 0.199
Injury mechanism (non-motor vehicle) 0.963 (0.872, 1.063) 0.452
Glasgow Coma Score (GCS > 5)a 0.936 (0.853, 1.028) 0.165
Pediatric Risk of Mortality Score (PRISM III)
 2nd Quartile 1.030 (0.891, 1.190) 0.691
 3rd Quartile 1.016 (0.879, 1.173) 0.832
 4th Quartile 1.026 (0.878, 1.200) 0.746
PICU LOS
 1st Quartile (vs. cost for 2nd quartile LOS) 0.543 (0.471, 0.627) <0.001
 3rd Quartile (vs. cost for 2nd quartile LOS) 1.413 (1.251, 1.596) <0.001
 4th Quartile (vs. cost for 2nd quartile LOS) 2.091 (1.827, 2.392) <0.001
General/Floor LOS
 1st Quartile N (vs. cost for 2nd quartile LOS) 0.714 (0.622, 0.820) <0.001
 3rd Quartile N (vs. cost for 2nd quartile LOS) 1.311 (1.157, 1.486) <0.001
 4th Quartile N (vs. cost for 2nd quartile LOS) 2.143 (1.872, 2.454) <0.001
  1. aestimate for GCS is for score of 6–8 category vs. reference group of 3–5
  2. PNCP Pediatric Neurocritical Care Program
  3. GCS Glasgow Coma Score
  4. PRISM Pediatric Risk of Mortality Score
  5. PICU Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  6. LOS Length of Stay