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Table 3 Comparison of intervention and control practices on delivery of preventive manoeuvres to eligible patients post intervention (N = 4501)

From: Cost savings associated with improving appropriate and reducing inappropriate preventive care: cost-consequences analysis

Preventive Manoeuvres Proportion of Eligible Patients
  Intervention (n = 2201) Control (n = 2300) Significance
A & B Manoeuvres % (N) % (N)  
Folic Acid Pre-conception 15.4% (325) 4.9% (369) .0001
Cessation Counselling 41.7% (571) 40.6% (549) N.S.
Mammography 50 to 69 68.3% (325) 57.5% (358) .005
Hypertension Treatment 79.7% (169) 82.7% (185) N.S.
STD Screening 23.3% (382) 19.1% (366) N.S.
BP Measurement 74.6% (1666) 72.5% (1781) N.S.
FLU Vaccination 66.0% (692) 53.8% (652) .0001
Cervical Cytology 66.2% (826) 60.2% (958) .01
D Manoeuvres    
Blood glucose screening 32.8% (1844) 38.7% (1980) .0001
PSA Testing 30.6% (379) 30.0% (393) N.S.
Mammography 40 to 49 1 11.6% (267) 9.1% (309) N.S.
Chest X-Ray 3.7% (571) 4.9% (549) N.S.
Urine proteinuria screening 16.5% (1772) 29.8% (1887) .0001
  1. 1This was a grade D manoeuvre at the time of the study; the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care has recently changed it to a Grade C manoeuvre.