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Table 5 The relationship between alcohol misuse and follow-up with a primary care physician did not depend on whether a patient had a critical illness

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

  Primary care physician
Unadjusted OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI)
No alcohol misuse Ref Ref
Alcohol misuse 0.69 (0.64, 0.74)Z 0.85 (0.79, 0.92)Z
No critical illness Ref Ref
Critical illness 0.77 (0.71, 0.83)Z 0.87 (0.81, 0.95)Z
Age   1.01 (1.00, 1.01)Z
Gender (male)   0.63 (0.0.59, 0.68)Z
Race
 White, non-hisp   Ref
 Black   1.65 (1.50, 1.82)Z
 Hispanic   2.07 (1.92, 2.23)Z
 Other   1.11 (0.94, 1.32)a
Payer source
 Commercial   Ref
 Medicaid   2.18 (1.89, 2.52)Z
 Medicare   1.84 (1.59, 2.13)Z
 Self-pay/other   1.28 (1.10, 1.49)
Homeless   0.72 (0.66, 0.78)Z
Charlson/Deyo
 0   Ref
 1–2   1.53 (1.28, 1.83)
 ≥ 3   1.93 (1.60, 2.34)Z
  1. Charlson/Deyo index is a measure of medical comorbidities
  2. OR odds ratio
  3. zp < 0.0001; *< 0.001; **< 0.05