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Table 2 Odds Ratios of Different Variables Predictive of Prolonged Boarding Time

From: Risks predicting prolonged hospital discharge boarding in a regional acute care hospital

  Unadjusted Odds Ratio (95% CI) Adjusted Odds Ratio (95% CI)
Severity of Illness
 Minor (reference)   
 Moderate 1.21 (1.03–1.41) 1.11 (0.95–1.31)
 Major 1.49 (1.27–1.73) 1.26 (1.07–1.48) *
 Extreme 2.78 (2.30–3.36) 1.94 (1.59–2.37) *
Disposition
 Home (reference)   
 Skilled nursing facility 3.62 (3.12–4.21) 2.48 (2.10–2.93) *
 Home with home health service 2.00 (1.64–2.45) 1.81 (1.46–2.23) *
 Others 0.73 (0.31–1.68) 0.67 (0.25–1.81)
 Expired 2.64 (0.68–10.21) 1.43 (0.36–5.63)
 Transfers 7.16 (5.44–9.43) 7.45 (5.35–10.37) *
 Hospice 2.35 (1.67–3.32) 1.48 (1.02–2.15) *
 Court / law enforcement 2.09 (1.62–2.70) 2.51 (1.84–3.42) *
Case manager consult
 No consult (reference)   
 Early consult 1.75 (1.61–1.89) 1.52 (1.37–1.68) *
 Late consult 3.56 (2.18–581) 1.73 (1.03–2.89) *
Homeless 0.72 (0.62–0.84) 0.58 (0.48–0.69) *
Patient disposition order placed between 0800 and 1700 0.66 (0.56–0.78) 0.57 (0.47–0.71) *
Primary care physician assignment 0.92 (0.85–0.99)  
Number of medications at disposition 1.04 (1.03–1.05)  
  1. Hosmer-Lemeshow goodness of fit test: χ2 (10) = 9.82, p = 0.20. Abbreviations: CI confidence interval
  2. *Adjusted odds ratios demonstrated statistical and clinical significance (p < 0.05)