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Table 5 Predicting diagnostic discrepancy by variables obtained in the emergency department

From: Diagnostic error increases mortality and length of hospital stay in patients presenting through the emergency room

   Model 1 Model 2 Model 3 Model 4 Model 5
OR p OR p OR p OR p OR p
(Intercept) 0.07 < 0.001 0.05 < 0.001 0.04 0.001 0.05 0.010 0.06 0.056
Patient Age 1.19 0.252 1.22 0.201 1.21 0.222 1.29 0.183 1.24 0.268
Gender 1.47 0.179 1.46 0.186 1.48 0.169 1.58 0.214 1.49 0.289
Triage category    1.05 0.826 1.04 0.858 0.93 0.778 0.95 0.862
Specific chief complaint    1.31 0.350 1.31 0.353 1.41 0.358 1.62 0.213
CCS group*    1.00 0.870 1.00 0.870 1.01 0.890 0.98 0.611
Physician Experience      1.06 0.522 1.15 0.142 1.19 0.092
Gender      1.01 0.977 0.83 0.627 0.80 0.563
Context NEDOCS°        0.76 0.126 0.74 0.106
Noise        1.06 0.778 1.05 0.813
Physicians’ evaluations of the diagnostic process Atypical          3.04 0.009
Confidence          0.79 0.345
Difficulty          1.10 0.697
  1. *Diagnostic Group according to Clinical Classification Software [55]; °National emergency department overcrowding scale [38]