Table 3 Multiple logistic regression model assessing the influence of different explanatory variables on the lack of justification for patient transfers
VariablesOR (95% CI)p Value
Age, years (0, ⩽60; 1, >60)0.992 (0.726 to 1.356)0.961
Gender (0, female; 1, male)0.658 (0.483 to 0.897)0.008
Structure of provenance (0, other structures; 1, second level ED)2.440 (1.286 to 4.631)0.006
Cause of transfer (0, other causes; 1, trauma)0.403 (0.295 to 0.552)<0.001
Hour of patient transfer (0, 08:01–15:00; 1, 15:01–08:00)1.419 (0.990 to 2.032)0.057
Day of week of patient transfer (0, weekdays; 1, weekend)0.881 (0.632 to 1.229)0.456
  • ED, emergency department; OR, odds ratio.