Table 4

Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses for all bacteraemic patients to investigate association between patient characteristics and recruitment to OPAT (469 patients, 555 bacteraemic patients)

 Univariate analysisMultivariate analysis
OR (95% CI)p Value*OR (95% CI)p Value*
Age (years)
 16–30Reference0.733Reference0.633
 31–501.18 (0.23 to 6.06)1.12 (0.22 to 5.80)
 51–701.02 (0.21 to 4.98)0.91 (0.18 to 4.45)
 >700.61 (0.12 to 3.28)0.51 (0.09 to 2.79)
Gender
 FemaleReference0.593Reference0.799
 Male0.79 (0.34 to 1.86)0.89 (0.37 to 2.12)
Specialty
 MedicineReference0.254Reference0.237
 Surgery0.43 (0.10 to 1.83)0.42 (0.10 to 1.78)
Site of infection
 Urinary tractReference0.415Reference0.349
 Skin and soft tissue1.64 (0.40 to 6.77)1.54 (0.36 to 6.67)
 Other0.67 (0.27 to 1.62)0.61 (0.24 to 1.52)
  • One patient with obstetrics and gynaecology specialty was excluded.

  • Generalised estimating equations were used to adjust for multiple episodes for some patients.

  • *Joint Wald test.

  • OPAT, outpatient parenteral antibiotic treatment.