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Table 2 Variables Independently Associated with Thirty-Day Readmission

From: The number of discharge medications predicts thirty-day hospital readmission: a cohort study

Variables OR 95 % CI P value Risk Score
Number of Discharge Medications >6 1.26 1.17–1.36 0.003 1.0
Number of ED visits > 1ab 2.37 2.19–2.57 <0.001 2.0
Minimum Hb value ≤ 9 gm/dl 1.67 1.54–1.81 <0.001 1.5
Congestive Heart Failure 1.52 1.40–1.67 <0.001 1.5
Peripheral Vascular Disease 1.42 1.28–1.59 0.001 1.5
Cirrhosis 1.26 1.21–1.32 <0.001 1.0
Metastatic Cancer 1.08 1.06–1.11 0.002 1.0
  1. aWithin 6 months of the index hospitalization
  2. bCut-points for number of discharge medications, emergency department visits, and minimum Hg value were assessed by receiver-operating characteristic curves as described in the Methods section
  3. Abbrevations: OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval, ED emergency department, Hb hemoglobin