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Table 8 Coefficent and confidence interval for the relationship between PD and target variables

From: Physician drug dispensing in Switzerland: association on health care expenditures and utilization

Variable Coefficients CI: 2.5 % CI : 97.5 %
Total health care expenditures 0.989 0.974 1.004
Probability of a physician visit 0.444 0.416 0.472
Physician expenditures if > 0 1.02 1.003 1.037
Pharmaceutical exp. and pharmacists’ fees 0.86 0.84 0.88
Pharmaceutical expenditure 0.928 0.906 0.95
Number of GP visits 1.05 1.035 1.065
Number of specialist visits 1.065 1.045 1.086
  1. Source: Claims data from Helsana insurance company, own calculations