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Table 9 Determinants of healthcare resource use for paediatric febrile episodes

From: The cost of diagnostic uncertainty: a prospective economic analysis of febrile children attending an NHS emergency department

Coefficient Ln(β) Exp (β) 95% CI (β) low 95% CI (β) high p value
0–3 months 1.265 3.543 2.589 4.85 0.001
3–6 months 0.791 2.207 1.544 3.155 0.001
6–12 months 0.171 1.186 0.924 1.524 0.180
3–6 years − 0.164 0.848 0.705 1.021 0.082
6–10 years − 0.046 0.954 0.738 1.235 0.724
10–16 years 0.656 1.927 1.399 2.654 0.001
Gender (male) − 0.163 0.849 0.736 0.978 0.024
Time from book-in to triage − 0.005 0.994 0.990 0.999 0.013
NICE HR 0.034 1.034 0.894 1.197 0.644
NICE RR 0.543 1.721 1.289 2.299 0.001
Time from triage to call in − 0.001 0.999 0.997 1.000 0.357
APNP − 0.555 0.573 0.374 0.878 0.011
FY1/FY2 1.161 3.193 2.017 5.055 0.001
ST1-3 − 0.161 0.851 0.670 1.081 0.187
Registrar − 0.068 0.933 0.719 1.212 0.608
After hours** 0.147 1.159 0.867 1.548 0.317
Winter − 0.215 0.806 0.695 0.934 0.004
MTS yellow 0.868 2.382 1.905 2.979 0.001
MTS orange 1.049 2.857 2.397 3.405 0.001
MTS red 1.096 2.992 1.762 5.081 0.001
  1. #Figures are exponentiated GLM (gamma, log) coefficients, interpreted as x-fold increases versus the reference group
  2. *Reference group age = 1–3 years, reference group clinical grade = consultants, reference group MTS classification = green
  3. **Between the hours of 6.30 p.m. and 8 a.m. Monday to Friday, and all-day Saturday, Sunday, and bank holidays