TABLE 6.

Effect of patient characteristics on hospital costa and LOS by multivariate analysis

VariableTotal hospital cost (log) (n = 605)LOS (log) (n = 605)
Parameter estimate (95% CI)P valuebParameter estimate (95% CI)P valueb
Intercept10.5624 (10.3801, 10.7448)<0.00013.0290 (2.8503, 3.2077)<0.0001
Resistant0.2929 (0.1623, 0.4235)<0.00010.2379 (0.1101, 0.3656)0.0003
Age ≥ 12 yr−0.2634 (−0.4126, −0.1142)0.0005−0.6681 (−0.8146, −0.5217)<0.0001
Pneumonia0.4382 (0.2888, 0.5875)<0.00010.3817 (0.2353, 0.5281)<0.0001
ICU1.4208 (1.2532, 1.5884)<0.00011.0595 (0.8956, 1.2233)<0.0001
Neutropenia0.8356 (0.3455, 1.3256)0.00080.7092 (0.2320, 1.1863)0.0036
Transplanta-tion1.1582 (0.3210, 1.9954)0.00670.7443 (−0.0722, 1.5608)0.0740
  • a All costs are expressed in 2008 constant dollars.

  • b Significance was determined at the 0.05 level.