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Table 4 Multivariable logistic regression analysis: significant predictive variables on the advice of the cardiologist: follow-up in hospital care setting after PC+

From: Shifting hospital care to primary care: An evaluation of cardiology care in a primary care setting in the Netherlands

Independent variables Advice of the cardiologist: follow-up in hospital care setting after PC+A
b OR 95% CI P-value
GenderB 0.617 1.854 1.437–2.393 < .001
Agec 0.228 1.256 1.143–1.381 < .001
Referral indication
 Dyspnoea 0.458 1.581 1.120–2.231 .009
 Stable Angina Pectoris 1.203 3.331 1.847–6.009 < .001
Reason for referral
 Screening of unclear pathology 0.845 2.328 1.580–3.430 < .001
 To confirm disease 1.282 3.604 2.180–5.959 < .001
 To reassure the patient −1.475 0.229 0.071–0.739 .014
  1. Note: A The advice was coded as: 0 = Follow-up in primary care setting, 1 = Follow-up in hospital care setting; B Gender was coded as 0 = female and 1 = male; C Age was rescaled such that one unit is equal to ten years