TABLE 2

Regression Analysis of Outcomes: PCH

VariableBefore ImplementationAfter ImplementationOdds Ratio or β95% Confidence IntervalP
PCH
6-mo readmission rate, % (SD)16.4 (37.0)13.6 (34.3)0.81a0.67, 0.97.026
LOS, h, median (IQR)49 (35–77)45 (33–69)−0.08−0.13, −0.04<.001
Hospitalization costs, adjusted for 2013 dollars, median (IQR)b1816.8 (1300.5–2614.2)1703.6 (1144.9–2894.6)−0.04−0.08, 0.01.094
RRU, median (IQR)22.6 (16.4–33.6)22.6 (15.5–39.3)0.03−0.02, 0.07.218
Community Hospitals
6-mo readmission rate, % (SD)13.8 (34.5)11.5 (31.9)0.76a0.54, 1.07.119
LOS, h, median (IQR)44 (33–59)35 (24–48)−0.24−0.29, −0.18<.001
Hospitalization costs, adjusted for 2013 dollars, median (IQR)1556.9 (1157.4–2121.2)1484.7 (1009.8–2066.3)−0.05−0.10, −0.001.053
RRU, median (IQR)22.3 (16.9–29.8)22.9 (16.8–31.7)0.050.00, 0.10.032
  • Analysis was controlled for age, gender, race, insurance, severity. and month. IQR, interquartile ratio.

  • a Odds ratio.

  • b Direct or variable costs related to inpatient asthma care.