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Table 3 Proportion of the weighted CCHS sample, according to cost rank groups, using each health care service type

From: High-cost health care users in Ontario, Canada: demographic, socio-economic, and health status characteristics

  Proportion of the population or cost-rank group using health care sector (%)
Sector Overall % (95% CI) Top 1% % (95% CI) Top 2 - 5% % (95% CI) Top 6 - 50% % (95% CI) Bottom 50% % (95% CI)
Total population N =28,529,265 N =285,255 N =1,141,128 N =12,839,271 N =28,529,265
Physician services 87.4 (87.0, 87.8) 100.0 (100, 100) 100.0 (99.9, 100) 99.7 (99.6, 99.9) 75.0 (74.3, 75.7)
Rehabilitation 24.2 (20.3, 28.1) 13.8 (11.2, 16.3) 2.6 (1.8, 3.3) 0 0
Long-term care 23.2 (18.9, 27.4) 14.1 (11.3, 17.0) 2.1 (1.3, 2.9) 0 0
Emergency Dpt. 21.4 (21.0, 21.8) 83.5 (79.8, 87.2) 66.1 (64.1, 68.2) 31.2 (30.5, 32.0) 7.8 (7.4, 8.1)
Non-Physician services 20.8 (20.4, 21.2) 36.2 (31.8, 40.6) 38.1 (36.1, 40.1) 28.6 (27.9, 29.3) 12.0 (11.5, 12.5)
Ontario Drug Benefit 20.1 (19.8, 20.3) 84.4 (80.6, 88.1) 70.7 (68.7, 72.7) 33.5 (32.9, 34.1) 2.7 (2.4, 2.9)
Complex continuing care 13.9 (11.2, 16.5) 10.1 (8.0, 12.3) 0.9 (0.5, 1.2) 0 0
Physician services - Capitation* 12.7 (12.4, 13.0) 14.4 (11.9, 16.9) 13.8 (12.5, 15.1) 13.6 (13.1, 14.0) 11.7 (11.3, 12.1)
Day surgery 9.7 (9.4, 10.0) 37.0 (32.1, 42.0) 36.8 (34.8, 38.8) 17.4 (16.8, 18.0) 0.1 (0, 0.1)
Acute hospital care 6.5 (6.3, 6.8) 92.0 (89.6, 94.3) 71.7 (69.7, 73.7) 6.1 (5.7, 6.5) 0
Home care 3.3 (3.2, 3.5) 68.0 (63.7, 72.4) 38.3 (36.2, 40.4) 2.5 (2.3, 2.7) 0
Any service 90.1 (89.8, 90.5) 100.0 (100, 100) 100.0 (100, 100) 100.0 (100, 100) 80.3 (79.6, 80.9)
  1. *In contrast to the typical fee-for-service billing system, physicians in the capitation system work in family health teams/organizations and receive a flat rate fee for each patient served regardless of the number or type of services provided.