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Table 3 Multi-variable model estimates of the probability of less-urgent ED visits (adjusted for repeat visits)

From: Use of the emergency department for less-urgent care among type 2 diabetics under a disease management program

Whole Model Exp(b) 95% CI P
Intercept    
Age (older)* 0.9907 0.9852 0.9962 0.0008
Gender    
   Female Reference   0.2035
   Male 1.0619 0.9684 1.1645  
Race    
   Black Reference   <.0001
   White* 0.7536 0.6880 0.8253  
   Others* 0.7914 0.6265 0.9998  
HealthPlan    
   uninsured Reference   <.0001
   Medicaid* 1.2858 1.1165 1.4807  
   Medicare* 1.1334 1.0041 1.2793  
   Commercial* 1.6958 1.4796 1.9435  
CCI 1.0109 0.9724 1.0509 0.5863
A1c Lab normal* 0.8173 0.7444 0.8974 <.0001
Clinic adherence* 0.1585 0.1260 0.1994 <.0001
Duration in the prog.* 0.9684 0.9465 0.9907 0.0054
Prior hospitalization 1.0414 0.9485 1.1435 0.3945
Facility    
   Smaller Reference   0.1180
   Larger 0.9268 0.8427 1.0193  
  1. * is significant, P < 0.05
  2. CCI: Charlosn Comorbidity Index
  3. Note: Estimates from a GEE model that accounts for repeat visits by the same patient