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Table 3 Prevalence (Likelihood) of the use of Health services during the last episode of illness by primary care doctor choice groups

From: Having a family doctor was associated with lower utilization of hospital-based health services

Last episode of illness Total RFD ORD NRD
(n = 3148) (n = 1150) (n = 746) (n = 1157)
Had consulted any doctors (%)*†‡ 71.7 80.2 74.7 60.8
 ▪ Had used any Western doctor (%)*†‡ 65.4 77.6 68.1 51.3
 -- Consulted family doctor (%)*†‡ 30.2 67.0 10.6 7.0
 -- Consulted regular PC doctor who is not a family doctor (%)†‡ 27.5 16.8 54.7 19.4
 -- Consulted other doctors (%)*† 19.7 14.3 13.1 29.0
 ▪ Consulted Chinese medicine practitioner (%) 12.1 13.1 13.1 10.6
 ▪ Visited emergency service (%)*‡ 7.3 4.3 7.8 9.6
 ▪ Admitted to the hospital (%)*‡ 3.1 1.7 3.6 4.0
  1. Notes: RFD = Regular family doctor group; ORD = Other regular doctor group; NRD = No regular doctor group.
  2. *Significant difference (p < 0.05) between RFD and NRD by univariable logistic regression.
  3. †Significant difference (p < 0.05) between ORD and NRD by univariable logistic regression.
  4. ‡Significant difference (p < 0.05) between RFD and ORD by univariable logistic regression.