TABLE 3

Outcomes of Patients Based on Presence of a Pneumonia CPG

GroupMedian [IQR]PMean Difference (95% CI)Pa
Length of hospitalization, d
 No guideline2 [1–3].269Ref
 Guideline2 [1–3]−0.05 (–0.29 to 0.20).745
Total cost, index hospitalization, $
 No guideline10 015 [6304–15 931].773Ref
 Guideline9361 [6274–14 989]1667 (–1747 to 5081).339
Total cost, episode of illness, $
 No guideline13 265 [6477–16 281].553Ref
 Guideline9478 [6332–15 292]1843 (–1861 to 5547).329
GroupPercent (95% CI)POR (95% CI)Pb
Readmission rate, %
 No guideline2.3 (2.0–2.6).367Ref
 Guideline2.1 (1.7–2.5)0.89 (0.69 to 1.14).396
  • a P values comparing medians are unadjusted and aggregate (combining across hospitals).

  • b P values are adjusted for hospital clustering.