Table 4.

ORs of index hospitalization mortality, by LOS quantile, in a CKD cohort with potentially preventable HACs (referenced to the CKD cohort without potentially preventable HACs)

Quantile0%–25%25%–50%50%–70%75%–100%
LOS≤78 to ≤2324 to ≤29>29
OR (95% CI)20.60 (16.44 to 25.80)3.6 (3.02 to 4.29)2.20 (1.45 to 3.34)2.37 (1.89 to 2.97)
Absolute no. of deaths (%)224 (25)277 (33)62 (41)227 (50)
  • Fully adjusted for age, admission type (elective versus urgent), sex, severity of CKD, nonpreventable complications, and 16 comorbid conditions. OR, odds ratio; LOS, length of stay; HAC, hospital-acquired complication; 95% CI, 95% confidence interval.