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Table 2 Associations between the categories of the pathway taxonomy and the appropriateness of referral status

From: Pathways of healthcare utilisation in patients with suspected adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a cross-sectional study

Pathway Frequency (%) Odds ratio [95 % CI]
  Inappropriate Late Appropriate Inappropriate vs. Appropriate Late vs. Appropriate
1-Lay/regular source of care interrelation (n = 207) 93 (44.9 %) 29 (14.0 %) 85 (41.1 %) 1.08 a
[0.71–1.63]
1.25 b
[0.79–1.98]
1.68 a
[0.89–3.19]
2.23 b
[1.13–4.42]
2-Other professionals (n = 72) 22 (30.6 %) 16 (22.2 %) 34 (47.2 %) 0.65 a
[0.35–1.22]
0.75 b
[0.38–1.49]
2.16 a
[0.98–4.75]
2.98 b
[1.27–6.96]
3-Lay/consultation discontinuity (n = 237) 54 (22.8 %) 67 (28.3 %) 116 (48.9 %) 0.45 a
[0.29–0.68]
0.64 b
[0.39–1.02]
2.62 a
[1.49–4.61]
3.11 b
[1.67–5.77]
4-Other MD (n = 84) 36 (42.9 %) 14 (16.7 %) 34 (40.5 %) 1.03 a
[0.58–1.81]
1.09 b
[0.58–2.08]
1.69 a
[0.73–3.91]
1.83 b
[0.73–4.64]
5-Regular source of care continuity (n = 231) 109 (47.2 %) 21 (9.1 %) 101 (43.7 %) 1.0 1.0
  1. CI Confidence Interval
  2. a- Crude odds ratios
  3. b- Adjusted odds ratios for age, gender, mother’s education, family structure, immigration status, knowledge about scoliosis, likelihood of consulting a physician, sports activity, regular medication, place of residence, hospital size, density of healthcare resources, and child’s perception of seriousness and urgency
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