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Research Article

Characteristics, Outcomes, and Cost Patterns of High-Cost Patients in the Intensive Care Unit

Table 4

Multivariate logistic regression for variables associated with high cost among decedents.

CharacteristicsOR95% confidence intervals value



Elixhauser comorbidity score
 Elixhauser comorbidity score (total)1.000.98–1.020.867

Most responsible diagnosis
 Subarachnoid hemorrhage0.350.08–1.480.152
 Other nontraumatic ICH
 Ischemic stroke
 Heart failure
 AAA and dissection2.200.87–5.530.095
 Acute respiratory failure2.251.37–3.680.001
 Vascular disorders of the intestine0.440.10–1.850.260
 Renal failure0.620.08–4.750.643
 Traumatic intracranial injury0.250.08–0.820.022
 Complications of procedures2.851.52–5.330.001

Most responsible diagnosis groups are compared to a reference group made up of all other diagnoses.

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