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Table 4 Results of the multinomial logistic regression analysis for decedents in Switzerland regarding “place of death” (reference value: death at home), 2007-2011

From: Place of death and health care utilization for people in the last 6 months of life in Switzerland: a retrospective analysis using administrative data

  Coefficient (SE) Odds ratioa) 95% confidence interval
hospital : AGE 0.012 (0.001)*** 1.012 1.011 1.014
hospital : SEX (female) 0.173 (0.022)*** 1.188 1.139 1.240
hospital : PRIV (additional private hospital insurance) 0.102 (0.027) *** 1.107 1.051 1.167
hospital : MC (managed care plan) -0.095 (0.035)** 0.910 0.850 0.974
hospital : DED (deductible class > Swiss francs 500) -0.153 (0.042)*** 0.858 0.791 0.932
hospital : REG_AGGLO (living in agglomeration) -0.061 (0.025)* 0.941 0.896 0.988
hospital : REG_RURAL (living in rural area) -0.217 (0.029)*** 0.805 0.761 0.852
hospital : MMORB (> 2 chronic conditions) 0.267 (0.030)*** 1.306 1.233 1.385
hospital : log(ATC + 1) 0.318 (0.013)*** 1.375 1.339 1.411
hospital : log(GP + 1) 0.097 (0.012)*** 1.102 1.076 1.129
hospital : log(SPEC + 1) 0.113 (0.017)*** 1.120 1.083 1.158
hospital : log(HOMC + 1) -0.058 (0.003)*** 0.944 0.938 0.950
nursing home : AGE 0.098 (0.001)*** 1.103 1.100 1.106
nursing home : SEX (female) 0.626 (0.025)*** 1.871 1.780 1.965
nursing home : PRIV (additional private hospital insurance) -0.253 (0.033)*** 0.777 0.728 0.828
nursing home : MC (managed care plan) -0.084 (0.041)* 0.919 0.848 0.997
nursing home : DED (deductible class > Swiss francs 500) -0.982 (0.064)*** 0.375 0.331 0.424
nursing home : REG_AGGLO (living in agglomeration) -0.012 (0.029) 0.988 0.934 1.044
nursing home : REG_RURAL (living in rural area) -0.112 (0.033)*** 0.894 0.838 0.954
nursing home : MMORB (> 2 chronic conditions) 0.319 (0.037)*** 1.376 1.279 1.480
nursing home : log(ATC + 1) 0.130 (0.014)*** 1.139 1.109 1.170
nursing home : log(GP + 1) -0.340 (0.014)*** 0.712 0.692 0.732
nursing home : log(SPEC + 1) -0.557 (0.025)*** 0.573 0.546 0.602
nursing home : log(HOMC + 1) -0.213 (0.004)*** 0.808 0.802 0.815
McFadden adjusted R2: 0.17865    
Insample class. error rate 41.38%    
AIC 104937.1    
  1. AGE indicates age at time of death; SEX, sex of patient; PRIV, supplementary private insurance; MC, managed care health plan; DED, deductible class; REG_AGGLO, agglomeration area of residence; REG_RURAL, rural area of residence; MMORB, multiple chronic conditions; ATC, number of different medications; GP, number of consultations with a general practitioner; SPEC, number of consultations with a specialist physician; HOMC, costs of home care.
  2. Standard error (SE) in parentheses.
  3. * P < 0.10, ** P < 0.05, *** P < 0.01.
  4. a) The regression analysis determines the regression coefficient β of each independent variable. In order to obtain the OR of the variables, the coefficients are transformed with exp (β).