TABLE 3.

Results of Multivariate Hierarchical, Logistic Regression Predicting Death Within 48 Hours After Admission

Weekend AdmissionsEvening Admissions
OR95% CIPOR95% CIP
Weekend admission1.000.78–1.28.99
Evening admission1.281.00–1.62.04
Age, (y)1.000.98–1.02.741.000.98–1.02.74
Male1.010.80–1.27.961.000.79–1.26.99
PRISM III prediction*2.382.23–2.54<.012.382.23–2.54<.01
(PRISM III prediction)20.960.94–0.98<.010.960.94–0.98<.01
Previous ICU admission0.520.30–0.89.020.520.30–0.90.02
Postoperative care1.140.73–1.77.571.140.73–1.77.57
Transfer from ward1.260.99–1.62.061.260.99–1.621.26
Vasoactives within 24 h1.411.02–1.95.041.421.03–1.95.03
Ventilation within 24 h1.190.82–1.74.351.190.82–1.73.36
  • * Natural logarithmic transformation of PRISM III 24 risk of death.

  • Natural logarithmic transformation of PRISM III 24 risk of death squared.

  • Previous ICU admission during current hospitalization.