Table 2

Multilevel regression analysis of factors associated with 30-day readmission

Adjusted OR (95%CI)P values
Age1.02 (0.99–1.04)0.13
Sex—male1.39 (0.99–3.12)0.06
Cohabitation
 Lives alone1
 Lives with cohabitant aged >15 years1.17 (0.71–1.95)0.54
 Lives with cohabitant aged <15 years2.10 (1.01–4.41)0.04
Marital status
 Married/cohabiting1
  Single1.73 (0.96–3.11)0.07
  Widowed/divorced0.94 (0.61–1.44)0.77
 No of hospital visits ≥31.53 (1.01–2.34)0.04
Barthel Index
 Moderate-to-high dependency ≤901.39 (0.99–1.95)0.05
 Pneumonia during the last 2 years1.31 (0.91–1.88)0.14
 Chronic respiratory failure1.74 (1.24–2.45)0.001
 Diabetes0.74 (0.53–1.04)0.08
 Heart failure1.69 (1.21–2.35)0.002
 Chronic liver disease2.27 (1.20–4.31)0.01
 Mechanical ventilation1.33 (0.90–1.97)0.15
Discharge disposition
 Home without services1
 Home with home healthcare5.61 (1.70–18.50)0.005
 Social health centre1.27 (0.53–3.05)0.59