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Research Article

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

Table 5

Comparison of secondary outcomes.

Secondary outcome variables
( = total no. of cases)
% of acute hospital group (absolute no.)% of community hospital group (absolute no.)Unadjusted OR1
(95% CI)
Adjusted OR2
(95% CI)
Adjusted
value

Complication rates3 ( )10.49% (17)17.65% (12)1.47 (0.64–3.40)1.49 (0.62–3.61)0.37
Discharged home
( )
83.95%
(136)4
95.59% (65)54.14 (1.21–14.19)4.11 (1.17–14.45)0.03
Discharged to nursing home ( )1.23% (2)1.47% (1)1.19 (0.11–13.39)1.25 (0.10–15.47)0.86

1Acute hospital cohort = 0, community hospital cohort = 1.
2Controlled for age, gender, diagnosis, and co-morbidities.
3Refers to sepsis and gastrointestinal bleeding only (there was no cases of pulmonary embolism or deep venous thrombosis).
424 out of 162 patients in the acute hospital cohort was discharged to a community hospital or rehabilitation facility. Records of 2 patients were unavailable.
5Records of 2 patients were unavailable.

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