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Table 3 Results of the comparison of the different types of home visits before and during the AGnES-project in the Federal State of Brandenburg

From: Delegation of GP-home visits to qualified practice assistants: assessment of economic effects in an ambulatory healthcare centre

  Total number of home visits (GPs and AGnES-practice assistants) Total number of GP-home visits Number of usual GP-home visits Number of medically urgent GP-home visits
ambulatory healthcare centre, all statutory insured patients
Z -1.529 2.208 1.698 2.208
p 0.126 0.027 0.089 0.027
ambulatory healthcare center, AOK-patients
Z 0.170 1.868 1.698 2.378
p 0.865 0.062 0.089 0.017
county Oberspreewald-Lausitz, AOK-patients
Z -* 0.679 0.170 1.019
p -* 0.497 0.865 0.308
  1. Z: normally distributed z-value related to the calculated test statistic of the Wilcoxon rank-sum test
  2. p: probability of error
  3. * Since there were no AGnES-practice assistants in the surrounding county Oberspreewald-Lausitz, the comparison was only conducted for the GP-home visits.