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Table 3 Range of the point estimators of the "departures" according to the fitted model.

From: Do inter-hospital comparisons of in-hospital, acute myocardial infarction case-fatality rates serve the purpose of fostering quality improvement? An evaluative study

   I I + Sh I + Sh + A I + St I + St + A
   Max Min Max Min Max Min Max Min Max Min
No transfer-out cases Period 140 -64 182 -63 152 -70 97 -59 91 -64
  Trend 25 -38 30 -41 29 -42 27 -54 26 -31
All transferred cases excluded Period 153 -62 196 -65 163 -71 104 -64 84 -63
  Trend 29 -42 39 -47 42 -48 30 -32 31 -33
  1. I: initial model (age, gender and CCI); I + Sh: initial model + shock;
  2. I + Sh + A: initial model + shock + angioplasty; I + St: initial model + STEMI;
  3. I + St + A: initial model + STEMI + angioplasty.