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Table 5 Variables independently associated with readmission from multiple logistic regression analysis. Length of stay for categories 3–7 days and >7 days was compared to <3 days.

From: A comparison of hospital readmission rates between two general physicians with different outpatient review practices

Variable Coefficient Std. Error p-value Odds Ratio 95% CI
Age (per 10 years) 0.181 0.0344 0.0001 1.2 1.12 – 1.28
Length of stay 3–7 days 0.27 0.144 0.061 1.31 0.99 – 1.74
Length of stay >7 days 0.388 0.189 0.041 1.47 1.02 – 2.14
Digestive system -0.45 0.248 0.069 0.64 0.39 – 1.04
Musculoskeletal system -0.95 0.33 0.004 0.39 0.20 – 0.74