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Table 3 Multiple regression model predicting ED length of stay

From: Diagnostic anticipation to reduce emergency department length of stay: a retrospective cohort study in Ferrara University hospital, Italy

  Chest Pain Abdominal Pain Non-Traumatic Bleeding
β 95% CI for β p-value β 95% CI for β p-value β 95% CI for β p-value
Diagnostic Anticipation −28.9 −44.2 −13.6 < 0.001 6.1 −8.4 20.7 0.41 17.2 −8.9 43.4 0.20
Age, 5-year increase* 5.7 3.6 7.9 < 0.001 2.4 0.7 4.1 0.006 3.2 −0.2 6.6 0.066
Male gender −8.1 −22.9 6.8 0.29 −24.1 −38.6 −9.5 0.001 8.3 −17.3 34.1 0.52
NEDOCS score, 10-point increase* 5.0 3.8 6.2 < 0.001 7.0 5.8 8.2 < 0.001 7.3 5.2 9.3 < 0.001
Imaging, 1 test increase* 17.1 9.6 24.6 < 0.001 28.2 21.2 35.2 < 0.001 56.6 41.3 71.8 0.006
Specialist consultations (vs no) 69.2 46.8 91.6 < 0.001 74.7 57.2 92.2 < 0.001 43.4 12.8 73.9 < 0.001
Hospitalization (vs discharge) 52.5 30.4 74.5 < 0.001 126.0 106.8 145.2 < 0.001 94.8 60.5 129.0 < 0.001
Yellow priority code (vs green) 41.2 20.5 61.8 < 0.001 50.6 35.1 66.2 < 0.001 5.8 −21.7 33.3 0.68
  1. Abbreviations: NT = Non Traumatic; β = β coefficient; CI = Confidence Interval, DA = Diagnostic Anticipation; NEDOCS=National ED Overcrowding Study Score [15] at triage registration
  2. *from the minimum value (0 for NEDOCS and Imaging Tests, 18 for Age)