TABLE 3

Nonqualified Days by Reason

Reason for Nonqualified DaysIntervention Days (% of Total Hospital Days)Preintervention Days (% of Total Hospital Days)RR (95% CI)aP
Awaiting tests327 (4.5)714 (8.7)0.52 (0.46–0.59)<.001
Finishing intravenous antibiotics90 (1.2)707 (8.6)0.14 (0.12–0.18)<.001
Providing nutrition272 (3.8)565 (6.9)0.55 (0.47–0.63)<.001
Observation only413 (5.7)548 (6.7)0.86 (0.76–0.97).010
Admitted for investigations324 (4.5)335 (4.1)1.10 (0.95–1.28).220
Alternative level of care not available598 (8.3)334 (4.1)2.03 (1.79–2.32)<.001
Tapering treatment20 (0.3)206 (2.5)0.11 (0.01–0.17)<.001
Teaching82 (1.1)159 (1.9)0.59 (0.45–0.76)<.001
Short admission50 (0.7)81 (1.0)0.70 (0.49–1.00).040
Psychosocial/economic114 (1.6)52 (0.6)1.93 (1.39–2.68)<.001
Administrative0 (0.0)22 (0.3)0.03 (0.00–0.42).010
Extenuating circumstances1 (0.0)0 (0.0)3.41 (0.14–83.61).450
Documentation issues73 (1.0)84 (1.0)0.99 (0.72–1.35).930
Consultation not complete49 (0.7)52 (0.6)1.07 (0.73–1.50).730
Total nonqualified days24133859
Total hospital days72468228
  • a A value of <1 favors the intervention.