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Table 3 Generalized Least Square model using as dependent variable the transformed logarithm of hospital costs (n = 724)

From: Direct costs associated with the appropriateness of hospital stay in elderly population

Variable β (SD) p-value
Intercept -135.0 (3.3) <0.001
Sex 12.4 (39.5) 0.712
Age 4.9 (2.2) 0.005
Inappropriateness admission -135.0 (223.1) 0.075
Patient days 222.2 (3.7) <0.001
Comorbidities 7.7 (14.0) 0.708
Inappropriateness days -39.7 (12.8) 0.001
  1. β = Parameter estimate for each variable considered in the GLS model
  2. SD = Standard Deviation