TABLE 3

Unplanned Hospitalization RRs Comparing 95% to 100% Patient-Reported Access With <75%: Regression Analysis

VariableRR (95% CI)
CrudeAdjusted
Unplanned hospitalizations
 Short staya0.97 (0.93–1.00)1.01 (0.98–1.03)
 Long stayb0.83 (0.80–0.86)0.96 (0.94–0.99)
Short hospitalizations composite categoriesc
 Chronic condition0.87 (0.83–0.90)0.92 (0.89–0.96)
 Infectious disease0.98 (0.93–1.03)1.00 (0.96–1.03)
 Injury1.03 (0.99–1.06)1.10 (1.06–1.14)
ACS conditions
 Diabetes0.86 (0.76–0.98)0.87 (0.76–1.00)
 Asthma0.45 (0.42–0.48)0.79 (0.74–0.85)
 Urinary tract infection0.76 (0.70–0.83)1.03 (0.94–1.13)
 Intestinal infection0.76 (0.71–0.81)0.99 (0.93–1.05)
  • The data are of ED visits and all unplanned hospitalizations of children aged <15 years in England between April 2011 and March 2012. Patient-reported access is the percentage of family practice patients, responding to the GPPS,25 who were “able to get an appointment to see or speak to a GP or nurse on their last attempt” categorized into 6 groups; <75% represents the practices with the lowest reported access and 95% to 100% the highest reported access.

  • a Defined as <2 days.

  • b Defined as ≥2 days.

  • c The primary reason (diagnosis) for the hospitalizations was grouped into a broad composite category.