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Table 4 Association of Hospital of admission (Hospital P: A&E paediatric led; Hospital A: Adult A&E led) with Prolonged length of stay (LOS)

From: Length of paediatric inpatient stay, socio-economic status and hospital configuration: a retrospective cohort study

   Model 1 Model 2 Model 3 Model 4
LOS Hospital OR 95% CI p value OR 95% CI p value OR 95% CI p value OR 95% CI p value
≥1.8 days (mean) P 1.00 - - 1.00 - - 1.00 - - 1.00 - -
A 1.15 0.97, 1.37 0.104 1.22 1.02, 1.46 0.030 1.31 1.09, 1.58 0.004 1.41 1.16, 1.70 <0.001
≥4 days P 1.00 - - 1.00 - - 1.00 - - 1.00 - -
A 1.06 0.85, 1.31 0.614 1.09 0.87, 1.35 0.456 1.12 0.89, 1.41 0.323 1.14 0.91, 1.44 0.262
>24 h (median) P 1.00 - - 1.00 - - 1.00 - - 1.00 - -
A 1.28 1.05, 1.57 0.015 1.38 1.12, 1.69 0.002 1.65 1.32, 2.05 <0.001 1.95 1.53, 2.48 <0.001
   IRR 95% CI p value IRR 95% CI p value IRR 95% CI p value IRR 95% CI p value
Days P ref - - ref - - ref - - ref - -
A 1.06 0.97, 1.16 0.194 1.09 0.99, 1.19 0.075 1.14 1.04, 1.26 0.005 1.13 1.04, 1.23 0.003
  1. CI Confidence interval, A&E Accident and Emergency department, IDACI Income deprivation affecting children index, IRR Incident Rate Ratio, LOS Length of stay, OR Odds ratio, ref reference category
  2. Model 1: Adjusted for admission hospital and quartile of IDACI; as defined in Tables 1 and 2
  3. Model 2: Additionally adjusted for age (groups), gender, ethnicity (group) - as defined in Tables 1 and 2
  4. Model 3: Additionally adjusted for final diagnosis, medical or surgical specialty and number of hospital admissions during the study period
  5. Model 4: Additionally adjusted for source of admission, weekend or week day admission, season and time of admission and readmission within 28 days - as defined in Tables 1 and 2)