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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Poisson Regression Results for Hospital A

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Measure Risk Ratio p
Occ rate 4.19 0.08
per 50 Admissions 1.32 0.03
per 50 Discharges 1.32 0.06
Pnts/nurse 11.59 0.02
DRG-weighted census 1.0006 0.10

Controlling for: Patient's age, sex, DRG, day of week, emergency admission, ICU/non-ICU


The finding that a 10% rise in occupancy increased the risk of adverse events by 15%
a 0.1 increase in the ratio of patients to nurse staff increases the rate of an AE by 28%

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