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Research Article

Community Stepdown Care: A Safe Alternative for Selected Elderly Patients Attending Emergency Department?

Table 2

Comparison of reattendance rates.

Reattendance at
( = total no. of reattendance episodes)
% of acute hospital group (absolute no.)% of community hospital group (absolute no.)Unadjusted OR1 (95% CI)Adjusted OR2
(95% CI)
Adjusted
value

2 weeks ( )6.17% (10)2.94% (2)0.46 (0.10–2.16)0.45 (0.09–2.16)0.32
3 months ( )22.22% (36)23.53% (16)1.08 (0.55–2.11)1.10 (0.54–2.26)0.79
6 months ( )32.72% (53)27.94% (19)0.78 (0.42–1.44)0.81 (0.42–1.55)0.52
12 months ( )43.83% (71)33.82% (23)0.62 (0.35–1.12)0.64 (0.35–1.18) 0.16

1Acute hospital cohort = 0, community hospital cohort = 1.
2Controlled for age, gender, diagnosis, and co-morbidities.

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