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Table 5 Predicting death by Cox-regression models during and after hospital stay in Nordic hospitals among elderly patients (202/561) by MAPLe-AC based on pre-morbid, admission and 7th day or discharge information.

From: Method for Assigning Priority Levels in Acute Care (MAPLe-AC) predicts outcomes of acute hospital care of older persons - a cross-national validation

  Pre-morbid information Admission information 7th day or discharge information
  Hazard Ratio 95% CI p < Hazard Ratio 95% CI p < Hazard Ratio 95% CI p <
Sex (Women = 1) 0.61 0.46 0.46 0.001 0.58 0.44 0.78 0.000 0.60 0.45 0.79 0.000
Age 75-79 1.00     1.00     1.00    
Age 80-84 1.17 0.79 0.79 0.428 1.23 0.83 1.83 0.299 1.18 0.80 1.75 0.409
Age 85-89 1.25 0.84 0.84 0.269 1.25 0.84 1.86 0.277 1.23 0.83 1.83 0.306
Age 90+ 1.52 0.99 0.99 0.056 1.56 1.02 2.40 0.042 1.50 0.98 2.30 0.065
Reason for hospitalization             
New problem 1.00     1.00     1.00    
Exacerbation of existing problem 1.46 1.04 1.04 0.028 1.52 1.08 2.12 0.015 1.51 1.08 2.11 0.016
Both new and old problem 1.94 1.34 1.34 0.000 1.98 1.37 2.86 0.000 1.94 1.34 2.81 0.000
MAPLe-AC             
Low 1.00     1.00     1.00    
Mild 1.61 0.94 0.94 0.081 0.85 0.38 1.94 0.706 1.78 1.01 3.14 0.048
Moderate 1.76 1.19 1.19 0.005 1.31 0.76 2.25 0.328 1.77 1.11 2.82 0.017
High 2.82 1.88 1.88 0.000 2.26 1.29 3.94 0.004 2.69 1.67 4.34 0.000
Very high 3.70 2.21 2.21 0.000 2.71 1.44 5.09 0.002 3.63 2.08 6.35 0.000
Diagnoses (ICD-10)             
Neoplasms 3.21 2.25 2.25 0.000 3.29 2.31 4.70 0.000 3.44 2.41 4.91 0.000
Mental and behavioral diseases 0.43 0.25 0.25 0.003 0.48 0.28 0.84 0.010 0.46 0.26 0.81 0.007
Diseases of the respiratory system 1.59 1.18 1.18 0.003 1.62 1.21 2.17 0.001 1.61 1.20 2.17 0.002