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Table 2 Model 2. Risk factors for higher rates of MRSA bacteraemia in General Scottish mainland hospitals (n = 38)

From: Not just a matter of size: a hospital-level risk factor analysis of MRSA bacteraemia in Scotland

Variable Estimate (SE) p Risk Ratio (95 % CI)a
Indegree b 0.030 (0.007) <0.001 1.03 (1.02–1.05)
Teaching hospital 0.496 (0.168) 0.003 1.64 (1.18–2.28)
Ratio of patients to domestic staff 0.246 (0.076) 0.001 1.28 (1.10–1.48)
  1. aRisk ratio and 95 % confidence intervals estimated using the modified Poisson Regression approach [25]
  2. bMeasure of hospital connectivity