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Table 2 Medical insurance and regular source of care

From: Nonurgent patients in the emergency department? A French formula to prevent misuse

  Accepting
n = 58
Not accepting
n = 27
Total
n = 85
p
  n (%*) n (%*) n  
Medical insurance with supplementary health insurance 1.000
   Yes 48 (82.8) 23 (85.2) 71  
   No 10 (17.2) 4 (14.8) 14  
CMU**     0.002
   Yes 8 (13.8) 12 (44.4) 20  
   No 50 (86.2) 15 (55.6) 65  
Regular source of care     0.588
   Yes 42 (72.4) 18 (66.7) 60  
   No 16 (27.6) 9 (33.3) 25  
Source of care     0.127
   Followed by a GP 36 (62.1) 12 (44.4) 48  
   Other 22 (37.9) 15 (55.6) 37  
Mean of consultations at the GP during the last year (± SD***)  
  2.9 ± 3.1 4.2 ± 5.1 3.3 ± 3.9 0.170
ED visits during the last year     0.065
   None 40 (69.0) 13 (48.1) 53  
   One time or more 18 (31.0) 14 (51.9) 32  
  1. * Column percentages, ** CMU: French health insurance designed specifically to individuals and families with low incomes and resources, *** SD: Standard Deviation
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