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Table 2 Omission of designating a clinician/clinic for follow-up in discharge summary and odds for 30-day rehospitalization/death (N = 1130)

From: Hospital discharge documentation of a designated clinician for follow-up care and 30-day outcomes in hip fracture and stroke patients discharged to sub-acute care

  Adjusted odds ratioa (95% CI) P value
30-day follow-up designation omitted 1.51 (1.07–2.12) 0.014*
Age, mean (SD) 0.97 (0.93–1.0) 0.176
Female 1.18 (0.82–1.68) 0.362
Race, non-white 1.35 (1.09–1.68) 0.006**
Medicaid enrolled 0.51 (0.16–1.57) 0.240
Composite Elixhauser score 1.02 (0.97–1.08) 0.374
Hierarchical condition category score prior to index hospitalization, mean (SD) 5.96 (3.07–11.6) < 0.001***
Mechanical ventilation or G-tube, index hospitalization 0.9 (0.42–1.97) 0.798
Hospital index length of stay
 1–4 d Ref Ref
 5–6 d 1.16 (0.69–1.98) 0.569
 7–9 d 1.3 (1.13–1.5) < 0.001***
  > 10 d 2.06 (1.3–3.26) 0.002**
  1. aAdjusted for all variables listed, clustered at hospital level
  2. *Significant at p ≤ 0.05
  3. **Significant at p ≤ 0.01
  4. ***Significant at p ≤ 0.001