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Table 6 Cox regression model building for emergency department visits or hospitalizations

From: Predictors of emergency room visits or acute hospital admissions prior to death among hospice palliative care clients in Ontario: a retrospective cohort study

Independent variable Predisposing only Enabling only Need only All
  P.E Hazard rate P.E Hazard rate P.E Hazard rate P.E Hazard rate
(S.E.) (95% CI) (S.E.) (95% CI) (S.E.) (95% CI) (S.E.) (95% CI)
Predisposing         
Female −0.22 0.80       
  (0.10) (0.6-0.97)       
Wish to die at home −0.36 0.69      −0.36 0.70
  (0.13) (0.54-0.90)      (0.14) (0.53-0.91)
Any advance −0.27 0.78      −0.30 0.74
Directives present (0.11) (0.62-0.94)      (0.11) (0.60-0.92)
Enabling         
Client’s Cost of Care    −0.54 0.58    −0.51 0.60
> Median    (0.10) (0.47-0.71)    (0.10) (0.49-0.74)
Need         
Swallowing      −0.27 0.76   
Difficulties      (0.13) (0.59-0.99)   
Dizziness      −0.24 0.79 −0.27 0.76
      (0.11) (0.63-0.98) (0.11) (0.61-0.96)
Prior pneumonia      0.38 1.46   
      (0.19) (0.98- 2.16)   
Prior urinary tract      0.48 1.63 0.71 2.04
Infection      (0.23) (1.03-2.57) (0.24) (1.28-3.24)
  1. Note: P.E = parameter estimate, S.E. = standard error, CI = confidence interval.