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Table 2 Differences in clinical behaviors of clerks according to history of geriatric medicine (GM) exposure

From: Impact of a mandatory geriatric medicine clerkship on the care of older acute medical patients: a retrospective cohort study

Outcome GM exposure No GM exposure GM exposure versus No GM exposure
(n = 62) (n = 74)
  n (%) n (%) Odds ratio (95% CI)
    Unadjusted Adjusted for age Adjusted for cognitive impairment
Functional assessment within 2 days 17 (27.42) 9 (12.16) 2.73 (1.12-6.66) 2.71 (1.09-6.74) 3.02 (1.18-7.73)
Cognitive assessment within 2 days 29 (46.77) 36 (48.65) 0.93 (0.47-1.82) 1.08 (0.53-2.17) 1.10 (0.54-2.22)
Identified medications that may cause confusion1 5 (14.29) 5 (18.51) 0.73 (0.19-2.85) Not applicable2 Not applicable2
Catheter used for <3 days3 13 (48.15) 12 (37.50) 1.55 (0.55-4.38) 1.12 (0.36-3.45) 1.26 (0.42-3.77)
Referred to geriatric medicine 8 (12.90) 9 (12.16) 1.07 (0.39-2.96) 1.06 (0.37-2.99) 1.07 (0.38-3.06)
Referred to occupational therapy 25 (40.32) 24 (32.43) 1.41 (0.70-2.84) 1.49 (0.73-3.08) 1.68 (0.80-3.51)
  1. 1As a percent of patients who were prescribed sedative, opioid, or anticholinergic medications.
  2. 2Numbers too small for analysis.
  3. 3As a percent of patients with urinary catheters inserted.