Table 2

Re-attendance at the same ED within 7 days

Re-attendance at the same ED within 7 daysPA
(n=1129)
FY2 doctor
(n=2068)
Total
(n=3197)
Unadjusted OR (95% CI) and p value (PA relative to FY2 doctor-in-training) in rate of re-attendanceAdjusted OR (95% CI) and p value (PA relative to FY2 doctor-in-training) in rate of re-attendancee*
No1066 (94.4%)1937 (93.7%)3003 (93.9%)0.87 (0.64 to 1.19) p=0.3880.87 (0.61 to 1.24) p=0.437
Yes63 (5.6%)131 (6.3%)194 (6.1%)
Unknown125143685619
  • *Adjustment made for triage score (as a measure of acuity), age band, sex, admission, X-ray and site; no adjustment was made for clustering as the ICC by individual staff member on outcome was small (0.008) and statistically insignificant (p=0.236).

  • ED, emergency department; FY2, foundation year two; ICC, intraclass correlation coefficient; PA, physician associates.