Table 4

Use of practical help and personal care in the municipality, frail versus non-frail

PRISMA ≥3
n=622
PRISMA <3
n=351
Adjusted OR
(95% CI)*
Adjusted β
(95% CI)†
Model diagnostics (Pseudo-R2 for logit—adjusted R2 for linear regressions)
Proportion receiving municipal services
 Practical help, n (%)380 (61.1)110 (31.3)3.46 (2.62 to 4.58)0.0636
P<0.000
 Personal care, n (%)408 (65.6)130 (37.0)3.35 (2.54 to 4.41)0.0669
P<0.000
Minutes per month among patients receiving services
 Practical help (mean)114.880.0233.34 (13.44 to 53.25)0.0929
P=0.001
 Personal care (mean)255.42202.9457.01 (12.22 to 101.77)0.0239
P=0.013
  • The amount of practical help and personal care was calculated as a mean of 3 months prior to the index hospitalisation.

  • *Logistic regression of binary outcomes adjusted for municipality, OR for frail compared with non-frail, p value for OR estimate.

  • †Linear regression of continuous outcomes adjusted for municipality, β coefficient for frail compared with non-frail, p value for β estimate.

  • PRISMA, Program of Research to Integrate Services for the Maintenance of Autonomy.