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Table 5 Multilevel logistic regression for initial or repeated contact

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

VariablesOR(95% CI)p-value
Intercept1.0(1.3–6.0)0.99
Main clinical problem for contact
 Other (reference)1.0  
 Adjustment to illness1.8(1.0–3.2)0.05
 Medical unexplained symptoms3.2(1.5–6.6)<.001
 Psychiatric symptoms1.7(1.2–2.3)<.001
 Cognitive impairment1.7(1.1–2.5)0.02
 Self-harm1.0(0.7–1.5)0.84
 Acute behaviour disturbance1.8(1.1–2.9)0.03
 Alcohol and/or drugs1.2(0.8–1.9)0.31
Type of intervention
 Other (reference)1.0  
 Assessment and diagnosis formulation0.4(0.3–0.5)<.001
 Providing advice/signposting0.7(0.5–0.9)0.01
 Management of risk0.7(0.5–0.9)0.02
 Assessment of mental capacity/MHA1.6(1.0–2.6)0.08
 Medication management0.9(0.6–1.4)0.73
 Management of disturbed behaviour1.2(0.7–2.1)0.40
Location of referral
 Other (reference)1.0  
 ED0.4(0.3–0.7)<.001
 Ward1.6(1.0–2.3)0.03
  1. 95% CI 95% confidence interval