TABLE 3

Adjusted Associations Between Adherence Score Tertiles and LOS Outcomes

OutcomenaAdherence TertileAdjusted 
(95% CI)Adjusted Difference 
(95% CI)
ED LOS (min)264High ED90 (50 to 129)−51* (–73 to –29)b
Low ED140 (99 to 182)
Inpatient LOS (d)213High ED3.1 (2.3 to 4.0)−0.5 (–1.1 to 0.2)c
Low ED3.6 (2.7 to 4.5)
Inpatient LOS (d)213High IP3.6 (2,7 to 4.5)0.3 (–0.4 to 0.9)c
Low IP3.3 (2.4 to 4.2)
Inpatient LOS (d)213High combined ED/IP3.1 (2.2 to 3.9)−0.7* (–1.4 to –0.0)c
Low Combined ED/IP3.8 (2.9 to 4.6)
  • IP, inpatient.

  • a Cases with ED care who were discharged from the hospital or admitted: n = 264; cases admitted to the inpatient setting from the ED: n = 213.

  • b Adjusted for age, medical complexity, triage acuity, seasonality, and whether the patient was admitted to the inpatient setting.

  • c Adjusted for age, medical complexity, triage acuity, and seasonality.

  • * P < .05.