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Table 3 Unadjusted and adjusted association between alcohol misuse and any outpatient follow-up as well as follow-up with a specialist provider in the 30 days following hospital discharge among patients who were admitted to an intensive care unit during their hospital stay

From: Alcohol misuse and outpatient follow-up after hospital discharge: a retrospective cohort study

  Any outpatient follow-up (n = 4103) Specialist provider (n = 4103)
Unadjusted OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI) Unadjusted OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Alcohol misuse 0.54 (0.47, 0.61)Z 0.60 (0.52, 0.70)Z 0.66 (0.60, 0.73)Z 0.55 (0.47, 0.64)Z
Age   1.01 (1.00, 1.02)**   1.00 (1.00, 1.01)
Gender (male)   0.81 (0.71, 0.93)**   1.18 (1.02, 1.37)**
Race     
 White, non-hisp   Ref   Ref
 Black   1.33 (1.0, 1.61)**   1.05 (0.85, 1.30)
 Hispanic   1.79 (1.55, 2.07)Z   1.29 (1.11, 1.50)*
 Other   1.29 (0.93, 1.78)   1.36 (0.97, 1.90)
Payer source     
 Commercial   Ref   Ref
 Medicaid   1.27 (1.02, 1.59)**   0.82 (0.65, 1.03)
 Medicare   0.75 (0.60, 0.96)**   0.54 (0.42, 0.69)z
 Self-pay/other   0.97 (0.77, 1.22)   0.78 (0.62, 0.99)**
Homeless   0.56 (0.48, 0.66)Z   0.53 (0.44, 0.64)Z
Charlson/Deyo     
 0   Ref   Ref
 1–2   1.02 (0.79, 1.30)   0.79 (0.61, 1.02)
 ≥ 3   1.26 (0.96, 1.65)   1.05 (0.79, 1.40)
  1. Charlson/Deyo index is a measure of medical comorbidities
  2. OR odds ratio
  3. zp < 0.0001; *< 0.001; **< 0.05