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Table 4 The significant factors for the quality indicators by multivariate logistic regression for dialysis patients in the last month of life during 2006–2011 after adjustments

From: Comparison of medical outcomes and health care costs at the end of life between dialysis patients with and without cancer: a national population-based study

Variable hospital stays > Q3 (25 days) ≥ 2 Hospitalizations ICU CPR Dying in Hospital
Male vs. female 0.70 (0.52–0.94)
(0.018)
Age 0.98 (0.97–0.99)
(0.002)
0.98 (0.96–0.99)
(< 0.001)
0.98 (0.97–1.00)
(0.014)
DC group vs. D group 1.52 (1.01–2.29)
(0.046)
2.26 (1.42–3.59)
(0.001)
0.39 (0.26–0.56)
(< 0.001)
Palliative care, 0.99 (0.18–5.58) (0.01–0.85) 0.10 (0.01–0.85) 3.29 (0.35–30.5)
 2006–2009   (0.993) (0.035) (0.035) (0.295)
 2010–2011   0.94 (0.66–1.34)
(0.728)
0.84 (0.65–1.08)
(0.179)
0.74 (0.56–0.98)
(0.034)
1.13 (0.84–1.53)
(0.423)
Admission days 1.04 (1.03–1.06)
(< 0.001)
1.05 (1.04–1.06)
(< 0.001)
1.02 (1.01–1.03)
(0.002)
1.10 (1.08–1.11)
(< 0.001)
Potassium imbalancea 0.06 (0.01–0.44)
(0.006)
2.61 (1.20–5.65)
(0.015)
CCI 1.04 (1.00–1.07)
(0.046)
Nagelkerke’s R squared 0.154 0.209 0.197 0.120 0.335
Hosme-Lemeshow test 0.068 0.085 < 0.001 0.851 < 0.001
  1. The values indicated: estimate (p value) (95%CI)
  2. Abbreviations: CCI Charlson co-morbidity index, CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation, ICU intensive care unit
  3. aPotassium imbalance includes hyperkalemia or hypokalemia