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Table 3 Prognosis: relationship between ‘gut feeling’ and children’s health outcomes

From: What gives rise to clinician gut feeling, its influence on management decisions and its prognostic value for children with RTI in primary care: a prospective cohort study

Health outcome No gut feeling Yes gut feeling Univariable analysis controlling for clustering Multivariable analysis controlling for clustering and significant covariates
n/N % n/N % OR 95% CI P-value OR 95% CI P-value
Health outcome
 Re-consultation for the same illness with evidence of illness deterioration (≥1) in the 30 days following recruitment 271/6523 4.2 83/1670 5.0 1.30 0.99 -1.71 0.06 1.08 0.80-1.46 0.60¥
 Admitted to hospital in the 30 days following recruitment 48/6671 0.7 30/1706 1.8 2.47 1.55-3.95 < 0.001 1.11 0.65-1.89 0.71
Sensitivity analysis
 Admitted to hospital in the ≤7 days post recruitment 24/6647 0.4 25/1681 1.5 4.20 2.34-7.54 < 0.001 1.62 0.83-3.14 0.16α
  1. ¥Co-variates of re-consultation for the same RTI with evidence of deterioration (retained at the < 5% level): ≥2 consultations for RTI in primary care in the year prior to baseline, low illness duration prior to baseline, previous asthma diagnosis, current asthma diagnosis, child’s age at baseline (< 2 years), white ethnicity, parent reported barking cough, wheeze and taking fewer fluids during the illness, moderate/severe vomiting and fewer fluids in the 24 h prior to baseline, severe eating less in the 24 h prior to baseline, wheeze and recession (as reported by the clinician)
  2. Co-variates of hospitalisation (retained at the < 5% level): child’s age (< 2 years), low illness duration prior to baseline, current asthma diagnosis, moderate/severe vomiting, recession, wheeze (as reported by the clinician), high temperature (age related cut offs)
  3. αCo-variates of hospitalisation ≤7 days post recruitment (retained at the < 5% level): child’s age (< 2 years), low illness (< 3 days) duration prior to baseline, current asthma diagnoses, moderate/severe vomiting, recession, wheeze (as reported by the clinician), high temperature (age related cut offs)