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Research Article

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

Table 3

Comparison of rehospitalisation rates.

Rehospitalisation 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)0.42 (0.09–1.93)0.40 (0.08–1.92)0.25
3 months ( )20.99% (34)19.12% (13)0.89 (0.44–1.82)0.89 (0.43–1.88)0.77
6 months ( )29.01% (47)26.47% (18)0.86 (0.45–1.61)0.90 (0.46–1.75)0.76
12 months ( )39.51% (64)32.35% (22)0.70 (0.38–1.26)0.75 (0.40–1.40)0.36

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

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