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Table 4 Outcomes of logistic regression fitted to ED admissions that met clinical indications for MAU transfer (n = 386)

From: Effectiveness of clinical criteria in directing patient flow from the emergency department to a medical assessment unit in Queensland, Australia: a retrospective chart review of hospital administrative data

Variable Number of admissions audited Number transferred to the MAU (%) Adjusted odds ratio
Estimate (95 % CI)
p-value
Clinical indication
  Acuity 349 230 (66) 1.18 (0.50 to 2.91) 0.711
  Rapid Assessment 37 24 (65)
Time of admission
  After hours 295 185 (63) 2.09 (1.18 to 3.84) 0.014
  Ordinary hours 91 69 (76)
Season
  Summer 212 141 (67) 0.90 (0.58 to 1.38) 0.622
  Winter 174 113 (65)
  1. Note: After Hours = (a) Evenings 1600–2200; (b) Weekends 0800–2200; (c) Night (7 days) 2200 − 0800