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Table 3 Probability of Implementing Transitional Care Strategies Among Seven Latent Classes of Hospitals

From: Understanding the groups of care transition strategies used by U.S. hospitals: an application of factor analytic and latent class methods

  Hospital Class, Ordered by Spectrum of Strategies Implemented
  (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (F) (G)
   Intermediate  
    Shared Medication Interdisciplinary Community  
Transitional Care Strategies Broad Care Plan Decision Reconciliation Teams Services Narrow
1. Urgent Care Plan 0.998 0.996 0.846 0.717 0.043 0.621 0.526
2. Transition Team 0.896 0.785 0.750 0.948 0.894 0.484 0.278
3. Care Coordination 0.478 0.533 0.169 0.232 0.003 0.002 0.043
4. Interdisciplinary Approach 0.897 0.937 0.010 0.995 0.995 0.692 0.358
5. Medication Reconciliation 0.288 0.601 0.514 0.987 0.071 0.105 0.214
6. Identify High Risk Patients and Intervene 0.623 0.345 0.004 0.389 0.314 0.415 0.026
7. Patient and Family Caregiver
Transitional Care Needs Assessment
0.587 0.002 0.122 0.153 0.235 0.002 0.002
8. Timely Exchange of Critical Patient Information among Providers 0.525 0.514 0.151 0.008 0.523 0.195 0.155
9. Referral to Community Services 0.741 0.667 0.894 0.775 0.511 0.918 0.061
10. Shared Decisions 0.998 0.310 0.985 0.891 0.636 0.450 0.426
11. Teach Back 0.700 0.466 0.509 0.362 0.264 0.236 0.104
12. Timely Follow-up 0.822 0.860 0.622 0.960 0.627 0.636 0.488
13. Transition Summary for Patients and Family Caregivers 0.831 0.994 0.986 0.736 0.992 0.653 0.524
Percent of hospitals in class 16.2% 13.5% 8.4% 13.5% 9.5% 17.3% 21.6%
Number of hospitals in class 60 50 31 50 35 64 80
Number of TC strategies with p > 0.5 11 9 8 8 7 5 2
Entropy 0.81       
  1. Note: Estimates were obtained from a latent class model with 7 classes. Bold indicates item response probabilities> 0.5