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Table 5 The Impact of the tele-health program on health care utilization using generalized estimating equation models adjusting for covariates

From: Impact of a chronic disease self-management program on health care utilization in rural communities: a retrospective cohort study using linked administrative data

  Age ≤ 66 Age > 66
  OR 95% CI p-value OR 95% CI p-value
Physician Visits* 1.3 1.1- 1.6 0.003 0.9 0.7-1.2 0.6
GP/FP Visits 1.3 1.0-1.6 0.02 0.9 0.7-1.1 0.2
Specialist Visits 1.5 1.1-2.0 0.006 1.04 0.6-1.7 0.3
ED visits* 1.1 0.8-1.6 0.6 0.6 0.3-1.7 0.08
  1. *adjusted for sex, marital status, aerobic exercise score, cognitive symptom management, self-rated health.