TABLE 5

Patient Dismissals for Continued Refusals in 2006 and 2013: Results of Logistic Regression

Variables2006 Always Dismiss2013 Always Dismiss
Nn or Mean Odds Ratio (95% CI)PaNn or MeanOdds Ratio (95% CI)Pa
All, (%)39724 (6.1)46955 (11.7)
Gender, (%).99.16
 Male16412 (7.3)Reference17429 (16.7)Reference
 Female23312 (5.2)1.01 (0.40–2.55)29526 (8.8)1.56 (0.84–2.90)
Age, mean (SD)39749.2 (12.5)1.05 (1.004–1.09).0346950.7 (11.7)1.04 (1.01–1.06).01
Region of the United States, (%).27.03
 West974 (4.1)Reference984 (4.1)Reference
 Midwest863 (3.5)0.94 (0.19–4.61)11416 (14.0)3.51 (1.10–11.18)
 South12310 (8.1)2.32 (0.68–7.93)14826 (17.6)4.62 (1.52–14.06)
 Northeast917 (7.7)2.66 (0.70–10.1)1099 (8.3)2.01 (0.58–6.98)
Practice area, (%).24.02
 Urban, inner city641 (1.6)Reference874 (4.6)Reference
 Urban, non–inner city937 (7.5)5.07 (0.58–44.24)1047 (6.7)1.18 (0.32–4.39)
 Suburban18514 (7.6)5.00 (0.63–39.74)21336 (16.9)3.33 (1.11–9.96)
 Rural552 (3.6)1.65 (0.14–19.67)658 (12.3)1.80 (0.50–6.51)
  • All variables included in the logistic model are listed in this table.

  • a P values <.05 are considered significant.