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Table 5 Independent predictors of an inadequate echocardiography requisition

From: Limitations of free-form-text diagnostic requisitions as a tool for evaluating adherence to appropriate use criteria for transthoracic echocardiography

Variable Adjusted odds ratio (95% CI) P value
Inpatient 0.20 (0.12-0.32) <0.001
No previous echocardiogram 0.39 (0.27-0.56) <0.001
Referring physician specialty   <0.001
Indication for study*   <0.001
Age > 65 0.89 (0.64-1.23) 0.54
Female gender 1.01 (0.74-1.38) 0.98
  1. *Based on the ACCF 2011 AUC categories of indications [9].