TABLE 3

Patient and Parent Factors Associated With Parent-Reported Miscommunications

OR95% CIP
Patient
 Ethnicity
  Hispanic0.670.29–1.82.41
  Missing or unknown0.610.25–1.45
  Non-Hispanic1.00
 CCCa presence
  Yes1.200.65–2.23.57
  No1.00
 Insurance
  Nonpublic1.991.03–3.85.04b
  Public1.00
 Length of stay
  Per 2 d increase1.121.02–1.23.02b
Parent
 Education
  Any college1.320.51–3.42.44
  Missing1.880.65–5.39
  High school or less1.00
  • —, not applicable.

  • a The CCC system uses International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes to categorize medically complex children. It uses these codes to identify “any medical condition that can be reasonably expected to last at least 12 months (unless death intervenes) and to involve either several different organ systems or 1 organ system severely enough to require specialty pediatric care and probably some period of hospitalization in a tertiary care center.”27

  • b Values are statistically significant.