A survival analysis of institutional relocation in a chronic care hospital

TitleA survival analysis of institutional relocation in a chronic care hospital
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsHirdes J.P, Brown K.S
JournalCanadian Journal on Aging
Volume15
Issue4
Pagination514-524
Keywords*aging, *hospital care, *Hospitalization, *Mortality, Aged, article, controlled study, cost benefit analysis, Female, follow up, Human, major clinical study, Male, Risk Assessment, statistical analysis, survival
Abstract

The association of institutional relocation and mortality among elderly patients has been the subject of considerable debate, in part, because of equivocal findings in the literature. However, much of the research in this area is limited by small sample sizes, use of arbitrary follow-up periods and crude statistical methods. The present analyses are based on six years of mortality data in a chronic care hospital that experienced a mass relocation of patients to a new facility. After adjusting for age, gender and length of stay before follow-up, the odds ratio for mortality associated with relocation was 1.53.