TableĀ 4

Effects of permissive and limiting strategies in reducing inappropriate retesting among inpatients (binary logistic regression analyses)

Vitamin DVitamin B12Folate
OR (95% CI)p ValueOR (95% CI)p ValueOR (95% CI)p Value
Age0.99 (0.98 to 0.99)<0.0010.98 (0.97 to 0.99)0.010.99 (0.98 to 1.01)0.05
Male gender0.73 (0.62 to 0.86)<0.0011.02 (0.55 to 1.88)0.961.54 (0.84 to 2.81)0.16
First value1.01 (1.01 to 1.02)<0.0011.01 (0.99 to 1.01)0.700.96 (0.91 to 1.02)0.17
Permissive strategy vs reference1.28 (1.05 to 1.55)0.012.21 (1.11 to 4.38)0.021.86 (0.94 to 3.7)0.08
Limiting strategy vs reference2.53 (2.05 to 3.12)<0.0010.64 (0.17 to 2.43)0.521.56 (0.64 to 3.81)0.32
  • Appropriate versus inappropriate vitamin D, vitamin B12 and folate retesting were dependent variables, whereas age, gender, first test results and permissive and limiting strategies were predictors.