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Table 4 Distance and first actions taken

From: Distance and utilisation of out-of-hours services in a Norwegian urban/rural district: an ecological study

  Change 0 to 50 km (%) Constant Coefficient (β) 95% CI for β R2 p
Consultation doctor -55.0 5.54 -0.016 -0.017 to -0.015 0.96 <0.001
Consultation others -47.8 0.43 -0.013 -0.120 to -0.001 0.13 0.020
-16.5* 1.82* -0.006* -0.018 to -0.008* 0.36* <0.001*
Emergency ambulance with doctor -29.5 2.11 -0.007 -0.100 to -0.004 0.30 <0.001
Doctors home visit -42.3 1.81 -0.011 -0.140 to -0.008 0.57 <0.001
-24.4* 7.78* -0.038* -0.048 to -0.029* 0.58* <0.001*
Telephone consultation by doctor 10.5 3.79 0.002 0.001 to 0.003 0.15 0.006
Telephone by nurse -33.0 4.07 -0.008 -0.009 to -0.007 0.85 <0.001
  1. Relative change in rates of different first actions taken after contact with the out-of-hours service when moving 50 kilometres away from the casualty clinic. Simple linear regression for the association between distance and the different priority grades performed (ln-transformed, except data marked *). N = 50.