Table 3

Multivariable Model Parameter Estimates
Covariate* QI Strategies and Practices Composite HQA Process of Care Observed to Expected Mortality Rate
Beta 95% CI P Beta 95% CI P Beta 95% CI P
bed-size category 0.285 0.022 0.972
25-99 beds −0.177 −0.398, 0.045 0.119 −0.04 −0.07, -0.010 0.009 0.007 −0.123, 0.137 0.916
100-399 beds −0.057 −0.205, 0.091 0.453 −0.011 −0.032, 0.010 0.308 −0.004 −0.103, 0.095 0.940
ownership type 0.438 0.001 0.626
government −0.159 −0.404, 0.086 0.204 −0.003 −0.046, 0.039 0.881 −0.017 −0.205, 0.170 0.856
not-for-profit −0.122 −0.334, 0.090 0.260 0.034 −0.006, 0.073 0.093 −0.053 −0.229, 0.124 0.557
urban 0.079 −0.078, 0.236 0.323 −0.009 −0.029, 0.010 0.353 −0.098 −0.181, -0.014 0.022
non-teaching 0.046 −0.113, 0.205 0.569 0.006 −0.017, 0.029 0.607 0.050 −0.056, 0.156 0.350
HIT category 0.003 0.257 0.005
low −0.378 −0.610, -0.146 0.001 −0.021 −0.049, 0.008 0.157 0.065 −0.061, 0.191 0.312
medium −0.084 −0.236, 0.068 0.277 −0.016 −0.037, 0.004 0.122 −0.076 −0.172, 0.020 0.121
commitment 0.123 −0.091, 0.336 0.261 0.03 0.002, 0.058 0.037 −0.029 −0.155, 0.096 0.646
resources 0.090 −0.085, 0.265 0.312 0.007 −0.015, 0.029 0.545 −0.010 −0.109, 0.089 0.842
R2 0.109 0.136 0.072
HCAHPS Patient Satisfaction Quality Manager Assessment of Patient Care Quality Front-line Clinicians’ Assessment of Patient Care Quality
Covariate* Beta 95% CI P Beta 95% CI P Beta 95% CI P
bed-size category 0.002 0.153 0.006
25-99 beds 2.390 −1.493, 6.273 0.227 0.119 −0.186, 0.424 0.443 0.112 0.004, 0.220 0.042
100-399 beds −2.256 −4.977, 0.466 0.104 −0.082 −0.316, 0.153 0.493 −0.011 −0.094, 0.072 0.797
ownership type 0.001 0.613 0.094
government 8.952 3.467, 14.437 0.001 0.207 −0.221, 0.634 0.343 0.168 0.015, 0.320 0.031
not-for-profit 9.373 4.400, 14.347 0.000 0.199 −0.203, 0.601 0.331 0.130 −0.013, 0.274 0.075
urban −0.149 −2.569, 2.271 0.903 0.056 −0.137, 0.249 0.570 −0.021 −0.089, 0.048 0.557
non-teaching −1.220 −4.030, 1.590 0.393 −0.030 −0.280, 0.220 0.813 −0.097 −0.186, -0.008 0.032
HIT category 0.000 0.006 0.392
low −7.208 −11.047, -3.680 0.000 −0.439 −0.730, -0.147 0.003 −0.067 −0.170, 0.036 0.202
medium −1.177 −3.776, 1.421 0.370 −0.342 −0.567, -0.117 0.003 −0.022 −0.102, 0.058 0.586
commitment 2.686 −0.889, 6.261 0.140 0.337 0.050, 0.623 0.021 0.370 0.268, 0.473 0.000
resources 2.814 0.029, 5.599 0.048 0.022 −0.209, 0.253 0.851 0.354 0.271, 0.436 0.000
R2 0.228 0.078 0.579+

* The reference category is excluded for each covariate, e.g. estimates for non-teaching hospitals are relative to teaching hospitals.

+ High R2 is due to the strong relationship between the commitment question and the quality performance measure question.

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Restuccia et al. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:109   doi:10.1186/1472-6947-12-109

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