Table 3

The association of the protocol periods with hospital mortality adjusted for the severity of illness

Variable

Odds ratio (95% CI)

P-value


Predicted mortality, %

1.049* (1.046 – 1.052)

< 0.001

Study period

Pre-protocol

Reference

Transition

0.869 (0.747–1.010)

0.067

Protocol

0.777 (0.655–0.922)

0.004


CI = Confidence interval

*This odds ratio reflects the risk of death per 1% rise in the predicted mortality rate for the entire study population.

Afessa et al. BMC Emergency Medicine 2007 7:10   doi:10.1186/1471-227X-7-10

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