Skip to main content

Table 3 Adjusted odds ratios of surgical treatment (N = 572)

From: A comparison of one-year treatment utilization for shoulder osteoarthritis patients initiating care with non-orthopaedic physicians and orthopaedic specialists

  Model
  Surgery within 1 year±
Index visit with Non-Orthopaedic Physician Reference
Index visit with Orthopaedic Specialist 2.65** [1.42, 4.95]
Male 1.40 [0.93, 2.11]
Age
 18–34 Reference
 35–49 1.00 [0.27, 3.62]
 50–64 0.72 [0.20, 2.57]
 65–79 0.44 [0.12, 1.70]
 80+ 0.18* [0.04, 0.92]
Insurance Type
 Private Reference
 Public 1.08 [0.61, 1.90]
 Other 1.45 [0.34, 6.25]
 Worker’s Comp 2.54* [1.05, 6.17]
Previous Healthcare Utilization
 Family Medicine visit 0.94 [0.61, 1.46]
 Orthopaedic Specialist visit 1.35 [0.76, 2.39]
Concurrent Shoulder Diagnoses
 Rotator Cuff Tear 10.69*** [6.76, 16.93]
 Other shoulder diagnosis 2.16* [0.99, 4.71]
  1. Exponentiated coefficients interpreted as Odds Ratio; 95% confidence interval in parentheses
  2. ±Total joint replacement or arthroscopic surgery received within 1-year of index shoulder visit
  3. +p < .1, *p < .05, **p < .01, ***p < .001