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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

Age
 18–45Reference
 46–690.630.38–1.020.061
 70–790.630.37–1.050.075
 80+0.240.13–0.44<0.001

Sex
 Male1.391.03–1.870.032

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

Most responsible diagnosis
 Sepsis1.210.80–1.800.365
 Malignancy1.681.05–2.670.030
 Subarachnoid hemorrhage0.350.08–1.480.152
 Other nontraumatic ICH
 Ischemic stroke
 Heart failure
 AAA and dissection2.200.87–5.530.095
 Pneumonia0.900.35–2.330.828
 COPD1.000.41–2.400.995
 Acute respiratory failure2.251.37–3.680.001
 Vascular disorders of the intestine0.440.10–1.850.260
 Liver0.510.15–1.700.273
 Renal failure0.620.08–4.750.643
 Traumatic intracranial injury0.250.08–0.820.022
 Overdoses
 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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