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Table 4 Multilevel logistic regression analysis: adjusted odds ratios of DHD as a function of patients’ characteristics, operative unit discipline and type of hospital

From: Sociodemographic, clinical and organisational factors associated with delayed hospital discharges: a cross-sectional study

  Adj. OR p-value 95%CI
Patients’ characteristics    
Age (decades) 1.24 <0.001 1.16–1.33
Provision of intensive care    
No 1   
Yes 1.87 0.026 1.08–3.23
Primary diagnosis    
Dementia 3.47 0.001 1.65–7.28
Tumour 1.71 0.007 1.16–2.51
Femoral/Shoulder fractures 1.52 0.013 1.09–2.11
Number of comorbidities    
None 1   
One 1.92 0.006 1.21–3.04
Two or more 2.03 <0.001 1.45–2.84
Operative unit and hospital characteristics    
Operative unit discipline    
General surgery 1   
Geriatrics 1.38 0.299 0.75–2.54
Internal medicine 1.78 0.045 1.01–3.14
Orthopaedics/Traumatology 3.92 <0.001 2.24–6.85
Long-term/Rehabilitation 5.65 <0.001 3.02–10.56
Type of hospital    
Local Health Authority Hospital 1   
Hospital Trust 1.69 0.012 1.12–2.54
  1. OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval.