Table 3

The association between the average amount therapy/day of stay (minutes/day) and mortality, discharge destination and length of inpatient stay

Health outcome at dischargePhysiotherapyOcc therapySLTClinical psycTotal ‘any’ Therapy
Disability mRS (OR (95% CI))1.009 (1.008 to 1.010)0.979 (0.978 to 0.980)0.975 (0.974 to 0.977)0.945 (0.934 to 0.955)0.995 (0.994 to 0.995)
Home destination on discharge (OR (95% CI))*0.985 (0.984 to 0.986)1.015 (1.013 to 1.017)1.004 (1.002 to 1.007)1.026 (1.011 to 1.041)1.000 (0.999 to 1.001)
Mortality (OR (95% CI))*0.975 (0.972 to 0.978)0.883 (0.879 to 0.887)0.945 (0.940 to 0.950)0.843 (0.786 to 0.904)0.966 (0.964 to 0.967)
Length of inpatient stay (RR (95% CI))*0.994 (0.994 to 0.995)0.981 (0.982 to 0.982)0.971 (0.969 to 0.972)0.932 (0.928 to 0.936)0.990 (0.989 to 0.990)
  • Note, all models fully adjusted for all known and measured confounding factors in a multilevel mixed effects regression model, total ‘any’ therapy included further indicators for therapy received.

  • *OR as produced by ordinal and binary logisitic regression models, RR as produced from the negative binomial model.

  • mRS, modified Rankin Scale; OR, Odds Ratio; RR, rate ratio; SLT, speech and language therapy.