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Table 4 Multilevel logistic regression for location of referral: ward versus ED

From: The nature and activity of liaison mental services in acute hospital settings: a multi-site cross sectional study

VariablesOR(95% CI)p-value
Main clinical problem for contact
 Other (reference)1.0  
 Adjustment to illness14.4(4.8–43.6)<.001
 Medical unexplained symptoms5.4(1.6–17.8)0.01
 Psychiatric symptoms1.1(0.8–1.7)0.58
 Cognitive impairment23.0(10.3–51.0)<.001
 Acute behaviour disturbance1.1(0.6–2.1)0.75
 Alcohol and/or drugs0.5(0.3–0.7)0.00
Type of intervention
 Other (reference)1.0  
 Assessment and diagnosis formulation0.6(0.5–0.9)0.01
 Providing advice/signposting0.8(0.5–1.0)0.09
 Management of risk0.6(0.4–0.9)0.01
 Assessment of mental capacity/MHA1.2(0.6–2.1)0.63
 Medication management13.6(5.5–33.7)<.001
 Management of disturbed behaviour2.5(1.2–5.3)0.01
Source of referral
 Other (reference)
  Referral from LP colleague0.8(0.3–1.9)0.58
  Referral from Dr. of same acute hospital0.8(0.4–1.5)0.51
  Referral from nurse of same acute hospital0.5(0.2–0.9)0.02