Table 2

Impact of casemix adjustment variables and hospital type on overall hospital experience rating

VariableLevelsORs (95% CI)†Coefficient SignificanceLR Significance
Respondent age


<25Ref.*
25–341.36 (1.04 to 1.78)*
35–441.35 (1.01 to 1.79)*
45+1.50 (1.07 to 2.10)*
Respondent level of education




<High schoolRef.***
Some high school0.53 (0.26 to 1.01)
Completed high school or equivalent0.53 (0.27 to 0.98)
College or non-university certificate/diploma0.48 (0.25 to 0.88)*
Undergraduate degree or some university education0.45 (0.23 to 0.83)*
Postgraduate degree or professional designation0.40 (0.20 to 0.74)**
Respondent relationship to child

MotherRef.
Father1.15 (0.96 to 1.39)
Other1.09 (0.80 to 1.51)
Child health status



PoorRef.***
Fair1.27 (0.95 to 1.69)
Good1.55 (1.19 to 2.02)**
Very Good1.97 (1.52 to 2.56)***
Excellent3.23 (2.48 to 4.20)***
Child age at discharge



<1Ref.**
1–40.85 (0.73 to 0.99)*
5–80.88 (0.72 to 1.06)
9–121.14 (0.91 to 1.43)
13–170.88 (0.71 to 1.09)
Hospital type
GeneralRef.***
Paediatric4.75 (4.20 to 5.38)***
  • p-values fall below the following levels:

  • *p<0.05, **p<0.01, ***p<0.001

  • †ORs from the model

  • LR, likelihood ratio.