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Table 2 The relationship between quality expectations and searching for comparative performance information by patients who underwent a hip or knee replacement (model 1), controlled for patient and hospital characteristics and previous treatment (model 2)

From: Patients’ expectations of variation in quality of care relates to their search for comparative performance information

  Model 1 Model 2 $
Univariate analysis Multivariate analysis
  OR [95% CI] p OR [95% CI] p
Age     
 <65    1.18 [0.55–2.53] 0.66
 ≥65 (reference)     
Hospital type     
 Teaching    1.27 [0.54–2.95] 0.58
 Community    0.73 [0.24–2.22] 0.58
 University (reference)     
Previous treatment in current hospital     
 Yes    0.32 [0.15–0.70] 0.00*
 No (reference)     
Expectations regarding quality differences in hospital care   0.00*   0.04*
 Yes, small differences 3.71 [1.22-11.27] 0.02* 3.18 [1.02–9.89] 0.04*
 Yes, large differences 7.44 [2.28-24.30] 0.00* 5.05 [1.44–17.77] 0.01*
 No, differences (reference)     
  1. *P <0.05; OR [95% CI] = odds ratio [95% confidence interval].
  2. Based on the answers of 279 respondents.
  3. $Based on the answers of 263 respondents.