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Table 6 Results of generalized linear regression with response variable “total cost per episode” for consultation 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 1021.284 703.760 1482.069 1.209 < 0.001
Age 0.997 0.993 1.002 1.002 0.298
Sex
 m vs f 0.815 0.723 0.920 1.064 0.001
Stable phase of illness (adm.)
 Yes vs no 0.907 0.773 1.063 1.085 0.227
Deteriorating phase of illness (adm.) 1.124 0.939 1.347 1.096 0.203
Phase of illness change
 Yes vs no 1.209 1.059 1.380 1.070 0.005
Karnofsky (adm.) 1.006 1.001 1.010 1.002 0.017
Karnofsky (disch.) 0.990 0.984 0.995 1.003 < 0.001
Discharged home
 Yes vs no 1.333 1.085 1.639 1.111 0.006
Discharged to hospital
 Yes vs no 1.115 0.951 1.308 1.085 0.180