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Table 2 Regression results: mortality (adjusted, log scale)

From: Regional variation in healthcare spending and mortality among senior high-cost healthcare users in Ontario, Canada: a retrospective matched cohort study

Mortality
Variables HCU# Non-HCU#
  Coefficient (SE) Coefficient (SE)
Variance in mortality, σ2u 0.005 (0.003)* 0.051 (0.021)*
 Intercept −7.154 (0.087)* −13.883 (0.201)*
 Age 0.071 (0.002)* 0.109 (0.003)*
 Sex, M 0.346 (0.017)* 0.392 (0.033)*
 ADG −0.04 (0.002)* 0.052 (0.004)*
 Low income status 0.091 (0.02)* 0.227 (0.039)*
R2, % 8.8% 17.9%
LRT (Chi2 dist, p < 0.05) 5207.2 2800.21
  1. # - Estimated through a mixed effects two-part model; * - estimates were statistically significant at p < .05; ADGs- Aggregated Diagnosis Groups; HCU- high-cost user; LHIN – Local Health Integrated Network; LRT- likelihood ratio test; R2- coefficients of determination; SE- Standard Error