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Table 5 Hazard Ratio of hospital readmission

From: Hospital discharge planning and continuity of care for aged people in an Italian local health unit: does the care-home model reduce hospital readmission and mortality rates?

  HR 95% CI
Gender   
Female 1  
Male 1.43 0.94–2.16
Age (years)   
64–74 1  
75–84 1.4 0.81–2.40
85+ 0.9 0.49–1.65
Living arrangement   
Living alone 1  
Living with at least a relative or caregiver 0.72 0.48–1.10
Primary diagnosis at admission   
Cardio-circulatory diseases 1  
Injury and poisonings 0.83 0.43–1.62
Cancers 0.99 0.49–2.00
Diseases of the respiratory and digestive systems 1.69 0.97–2.96
Other diseases 0.99 0.57–1.72
IADL at hospital admission   
Independent 1  
Partially dependent 1.47 0.70–3.07
Totally dependent 1.01 0.48–2.14
Cognitive deterioration   
Absent-light 1  
Moderate 1.31 0.78–2.17
Severe 2.2 1.09–4.43
Typology of term-care   
Routine care 1  
Care home not followed by long term care intervention 1.18 0.71–1.96
Care home followed by long term care intervention 1.01 0.48–2.14
P-value of log partial likelihood ratio test = 0.049   
  1. HR; hazard ratio
  2. CI; confidence interval
  3. IADL; instrumental activity of daily living.