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Table 2 Odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals for the association of location of first thrombolytic use with delayed HD

From: Changes in hemodialysis catheter management after introduction of the end-stage renal disease prospective payment system

  Any delayed HD
   In 7 days before* thrombolytics In 7 days after thrombolytics
Location of thrombolytic administration n patients n events % OR (95% CI) n events % OR (95% CI)
Pre-PPS (2008–2010)
 Within-HD-unit 39,567 2417 6.1 1 (Ref) 2359 6.0 1 (Ref)
 Outside-HD-unit 4467 587 13.1 2.11 (1.91–2.32) 353 7.9 1.30 (1.16–1.47)
Post-PPS (2011–2012)
 Within-HD-unit 18,509 1284 6.9 1 (Ref) 1252 6.8 1 (Ref)
 Outside-HD-unit 4071 579 14.2 2.02 (1.82–2.26) 340 8.4 1.21 (1.07–1.38)
  1. Models are adjusted for age, sex, race, dual eligibility, primary cause of ESRD, ESRD duration, and Liu comorbidity index
  2. *This 7-day period includes the date of thrombolytic administration
  3. CI, confidence interval; ESRD, end-stage renal disease; HD, hemodialysis; OR, odds ratio; PPS, prospective payment system