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Table 3 Inpatient mortality for patients with private insurance, comparing managed care to fee-for-service plans, by patient age, 2009

From: Managed care and inpatient mortality in adults: effect of primary payer

Measure Sample size for managed care and FFS Patient characteristicsa Patient + hospital characteristicsb Patient characteristics + hospital fixed effects Patient + hospital characteristics + county fixed effects
OR 95% CI Differencec OR 95% CI Differencec OR 95% CI Differencec OR 95% CI Differencec
Private managed care vs. private FFS, age <65 years
 AMI 44,580 0.91 0.78, 1.05   0.91 0.79, 1.06   0.89 0.75, 1.06   0.89 0.75, 1.05  
 Stroke 28,713 0.87 0.77, 0.97 0.90 0.80, 1.01   0.89 0.78, 1.01   0.87 0.77, 0.99
 Pneumonia 51,636 1.05 0.92, 1.20   1.02 0.90, 1.17   1.00 0.85, 1.17   1.01 0.88, 1.17  
 CHF 26,980 0.84 0.69, 1.03   0.81 0.66, 0.99 0.83 0.66, 1.04   0.75 0.60, 0.94
Private managed care vs. private FFS, age ≥65 years
 AMI 8,864 0.80 0.67, 0.95 0.82 0.69, 0.98 <did not converge> <did not converge>
 Stroke 9,528 0.64 0.55, 0.73 0.70 0.60, 0.81 <did not converge> <did not converge>
 Pneumonia 13,047 0.73 0.62, 0.86 0.73 0.62, 0.86 <did not converge> <did not converge>
 CHF 16,066 0.52 0.45, 0.61 0.56 0.47, 0.66 <did not converge> <did not converge>
  1. Abbreviations: AMI, acute myocardial infarction; CHF, congestive heart failure; CI, confidence interval; FFS, fee for service; OR, odds ratio
  2. aPatient characteristics were age, sex, All Patient Refined-Diagnosis Related Group (APR-DRG), and community income
  3. bHospital characteristics were bed size, ownership, teaching status, and urban/rural location
  4. cA down arrow indicates the mortality rate for managed care is significantly lower than FFS at p < 0.05. An up arrow indicates the mortality rate for managed care is significantly higher than FFS at p < 0.05
  5. Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, State Inpatient Databases, 2009, from the following 11 states: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Nevada, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania