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Table 5 Results of generalized linear regression with response variable “total cost per episode” for palliative care unit episodes

From: A pilot study on patient-related costs and factors associated with the cost of specialist palliative care in the hospital: first steps towards a patient classification system in Germany

Parameter exp (b) Lower CI Upper CI SE p-value
Intercept 3688.246 1686.400 8066.391 1.491 < 0.000
Age 1.001 0.993 1.010 1.004 0.755
Sex
 m vs f 0.848 0.668 1.078 1.130 0.178
Stable phase of illness (disch.)
 Yes vs no 1.235 0.953 1.600 1.141 0.111
Phase of illness change
 Yes vs no 1.552 1.184 2.034 1.148 0.001
Karnofsky (adm.) 0.995 0.983 1.006 1.006 0.350
Karnofsky (disch.) 1.007 0.995 1.019 1.006 0.243
Discharged to hospice
 Yes vs no 1.739 1.267 2.386 1.175 0.001
Deceased
 Yes vs no 0.902 0.680 1.195 1.155 0.472