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Table 5 Multivariate regression analysis of perceived quality of care in physical environment and waiting times subscales across patient characteristics

From: Perception of quality of care of patients with potentially severe diseases evaluated at a distinct quick diagnostic delivery model: a cross-sectional study

Variable Physical environment Time on waiting room Visit duration Time to diagnosis
  B a 95 % CI B a 95 % CI B a 95 % CI B a 95 % CI
Age, years         
 18–44 −0.02 −0.30, 0.29 −0.03 −0.31, 0.27 −0.09 −0.39, 0.21 −0.13 −0.42, 0.16
 45–65 (reference)         
  > 65 0.03 −0.27, 0.32 0.01 −0.28, 0.30 0.15 −0.14, 0.45 0.16 −0.13, 0.47
Sex         
 Female −0.02 −0.11, 0.07 −0.01 −0.09, 0.11 −0.01 −0.10, 0.09 0.01 −0.08, 0.10
 Male (reference)         
Education         
 University education 0.01 −0.19, 0.21 −0.02 −0.21, 0.17 −0.01 −0.21, 0.18 −0.01 −0.20, 0.19
 Secondary/PT (reference)         
 Primary education 0.02 −0.18, 0.22 0.01 −0.17, 0.20 0.12 −0.08, 0.29 0.13 −0.08, 0.29
 No schooling 0.09 −0.10, 0.28 0.03 −0.17, 0.22 0.16 −0.03, 0.33 0.12 −0.07, 0.31
Income, Euros         
  > 1800 −0.09 −0.18, 0.02 0.01 −0.08, 0.10 −0.08 −0.16, 0.03 −0.07 −0.15, 0.02
 1201–1800 (reference)         
 901–1200 −0.09 −0.20, 0.06 −0.07 −0.19, 0.10 0.02 −0.12, 0.17 −0.08 −0.18, 0.09
  ≤ 900 0.02 −0.09, 0.13 0.11 −0.02, 0.24 0.12 0.02, 0.27 0.01 −0.10, 0.11
QDU visits         
  ≤ 2 (reference)         
 3 0.01 −0.28, 0.30 −0.04 −0.38, 0.30 −0.01 −0.36, 0.34 −0.06 −0.40, 0.28
  ≥ 4 −0.05 −0.39, 0.30 −0.09 −0.43, 0.25 −0.10 −0.44, 0.26 −0.25b −0.61, 0.12
Diagnosis         
 Malignancy −0.05 −0.44, 0.36 −0.02 −0.41, 0.37 −0.12 −0.51, 0.27 −0.27b −0.68, 0.15
 Benign diseases (reference)         
  1. CI = confidence interval; PT = professional training; QDU = quick diagnosis unit.
  2. aAdjusted regression coefficient beta. Positive values indicate a higher mean score relative to the referent category, while negative values indicate a lower mean score compared with the reference category.
  3. bP < 0.001