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Table 3 Factors Associated with Early (30-day) Readmissions (N = 2776), Stratified by HIV Status

From: HIV and early hospital readmission: evaluation of a tertiary medical facility in Lilongwe, Malawi

  HIV Negative HIV Positive
Factors Adjusted RR (95% CI) P-value Adjusted RR (95% CI) P-value
Discharge Diagnoses
 Malaria 0.55 (0.13, 2.39) 0.43 0.43 (0.16, 1.17) 0.10
Multiple discharge diagnosis (non-HIV)
 Yes 1.21 (0.54, 2.75) 0.64 1.51 (1.01, 2.24) 0.04
Length of stay     
 2–7 days 1.41 (0.40, 4.94) 0.54 1.47 (0.60, 3.58) 0.40
 8–15 days 3.58 (0.92, 13.9) 0.07 1.75 (0.68, 4.50) 0.25
  > 16 days 4.13 (0.83, 20.59) 0.08 2.65 (0.95, 7.42) 0.06
  1. RR Risk Ratio, CI Confidence interval
  2. Table 3 shows the relationship between multiple discharge diagnoses, length of stay, malignancy, malaria, anemia and early readmission, stratified by HIV status