Table 3

Multivariate regression analysis of the impact of age, sex, intake of scheduled opioids and eGFR on mortality, readmission within 72 hours, rehospitalisation within 30 days and length of stay

OR (95% CI; p)
MortalityReadmission within 72 hoursRehospitalisation within 30 dLength of stay (logarithmised), p value
Age1.047 (1.036–1.059; <0.001)0.989 (9.73–1.005; 0.17)1.002 (0.994–1.009; 0.664)<0.001
Sex1.651 (1.292–2.110; <0.001)0.76 (0.454–1.272; 0.296)1.109 (0.884–1.390; 0.371)0.496
Opioid intake2.916 (2.193–3.876; <0.001)2.543 (1.224–5.283; 0.012)3.630 (2.771–4.755; <0.001)<0.001
eGFR0.980 (0.975–0.986; <0.001)1.002 (0.990–1.014; 0.725)0.986 (0.981–0.991; <0.001)<0.001
  • Mortality depicts in-hospital mortality only. GFR was chosen as a surrogate marker for comorbidity as we did not systematically abstract comorbidities.

  • eGFR, estimated glomerular filtration rate.