Table 4

Number of patients discharged within each time-window and propensity score (PS)-adjusted HRs from the time-dependent Cox proportional hazards models for length of stay, as a whole cohort.

Length of stayDischarged, n (%) weekday cohortDischarged, n (%) weekend cohortPS-adjusted HR (95% CI)
0–1 day2888 (21.7%)636 (14.7%) 0.72 (0.66 to 0.78)
1–4 days6731 (64.5%)2595 (70.5%) 1.13 (1.08 to 1.18)
4–50 days3639 (98.2%)1063 (98.1%)0.97 (0.90 to 1.04)
  • Bold items indicate significant effects at the 5% level.