Factores determinantes de la estancia inadecuada en un hospital de tercer nivel

Translated title of the contribution: Factors determining inappropriate days of stay in a third-level hospital

Francisco Javier Luquero Alcalde, Sara Santos Sanz, Alberto Pérez Rubio, Sonia Tamames Gómez, M. Belén Cantón Álvarez, Javier Castrodeza Sanz

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Background: To identify the factors associated with a higher risk of inappropriate days of stay. Material and method: Crude and adjusted inappropriateness rates were calculated using negative binomial regression to obtain information about the relative risk of each variable. The Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol (AEP) was applied to collect information about patients' hospital stays. Results: A total of 34.17% (95%CI, 33.28-35.08) of the stays were inappropriate. Women, age older than 65 years, elective admission, and stays in medical services showed the highest inappropriateness risk. Lack of correct patient follow-up in the medical record increased the risk of inappropriateness to 36%. Conclusions: Lack of continual registration of the patient's clinical course increased the risk of inappropriate days of stay in the hospital. The use of the negative binomial is a valid and simple option for analysis of this type of phenomenon.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)48-51
Number of pages4
JournalGaceta sanitaria / S.E.S.P.A.S
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
Externally publishedYes



  • Appropriateness
  • Epidemiological factors
  • Hospitalization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Alcalde, F. J. L., Sanz, S. S., Rubio, A. P., Gómez, S. T., Álvarez, M. B. C., & Sanz, J. C. (2008). Factores determinantes de la estancia inadecuada en un hospital de tercer nivel. Gaceta sanitaria / S.E.S.P.A.S, 22(1), 48-51. https://doi.org/10.1157/13115114