Table 6.

Factors affecting discharge prescription of β-blockersa

Predictive FactorsUnivariate OR (95% CI)Multivariate OR (95% CI)
CrC (reference >60 ml/min)1.001.00
    45 to 60 ml/min1.03 (0.67 to 1.57)1.38 (0.80 to 2.38)
    ≤45 ml/min0.59 (0.39 to 0.91)b0.84 (0.47 to 1.52)
Age (per 10-yr increase)0.78 (0.68 to 0.90)b0.79 (0.65 to 0.96)b
Chronic obstructive lung disease0.12 (0.08 to 0.18)b0.13 (0.08 to 0.20)b
Discharge diagnosis of MI1.44 (1.05 to 1.97)b1.76 (1.20 to 2.57)b
LVEF (per 10% increase)0.85 (0.74 to 0.98)b0.81 (0.69 to 0.95)b
Use of β-blockers before admission6.17 (3.72 to 10.20)b7.41 (4.30 to 12.76)b
  • a The multivariate model includes all variables listed in the table.

  • b P ≤ 0.05.