Table 6 Results of regression analysis (N = 406)

All regressions include controls for case-mix group and a constant term, are estimated using linear probability models, and are weighted using the number of controls as weights.

CHARACTERISTICLENGTH OF STAY (DAYS)COEFF (P VALUE)TOTAL SUBSTITUTED COST ($)COEFF (P VALUE)TOTAL CCAC COST ($) COEFF (P VALUE)READMISSION FOR A RELATED CONDITION (%) COEFF (P VALUE)ANY READMISSION (%) COEFF (P VALUE)
HBIC3.3 (<.001)−501 (.11)729 (.007)6 (.28)17 (.012)
Age0.02 (.39)26 (.13)17 (.15)0 (.43)−1 (.007)
Male−0.3 (.722)−607 (.066)352 (.25)−3 (.69)−3 (.68)
Complexity level 20.2 (.815)−857 (.078)120 (.8)0 (.97)−4 (.75)
Complexity level 31.9 (.199)284 (.78)781 (.051)24 (.23)2 (.92)
Complexity level 45.3 (.001)583 (.43)376 (.62)9 (.56)−9 (.62)
No. of diagnoses0.6 (<.001)333 (.023)53 (.084)−1 (.15)1 (.48)
Long substituted length of stay3166 (<.001)−150 (.6)5 (.32)13 (.061)
r 2 0.50.3010.2970.2460.25
  • CCAC—Community Care Access Centre, COEFF—coefficient, HBIC—home-based intermediate care.