Table 2:

Associations between attending physician continuity and patient outcomes, adjusting for patient age, sex, Charlson Comorbidity Index, length of stay on the clinical teaching unit, Case Mix Groups+ category and learner-team continuity of care

Patient outcomeAdjusted IRR (95% CI) with 2 attending physicians versus 1Adjusted IRR (95% CI) with ≥ 3 attending physicians versus 1
Admission to ICU1.08 (0.74–1.58)0.48 (0.27–0.85)
Inpatient mortality0.94 (0.69–1.29)0.95 (0.64–1.40)
Postdischarge 7-d mortality rate0..90 (0.66–01.23)1.15 (0.78–1.68)
Postdischarge 30-d mortality rate1.01 (0.71–1.44)1.40 (0.90–2.18)
Postdischarge 7-d readmission rate1.07 (0.83–1.40)1.16 (0.82–1.65)
Postdischarge 30-d readmission rate1.11 (0.91–1.35)1.37 (1.05–1.78)
  • Note: CI = confidence interval, ICU = intensive care unit, IRR = incidence rate ratio.