Table 2.

Associations of Postpartum Length of Stay and Early Follow-up with Selected Maternal Outcomes*

PredictorOne or More Urgent Care or Emergent Care Visits within 2 Months of Discharge Adjusted OR (95% CI)One or More Readmissions within 1 Month of Discharge Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Length of stay in days1.08 (1.03 to 1.13)1.11 (1.01 to 1.22)
Early follow-up (any vs none)2.19 (1.87 to 2.55)3.71 (2.61 to 5.26)
  • * Models included length of stay, early follow-up, and maternal age (data not shown).

  • Early follow-up defined as a home or clinic visit within 1 week of discharge.