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Table 7 Self-reported receipt of health services (previous 3 months) for patients reporting GP visits

From: An Australian general practice based strategy to improve chronic disease prevention, and its impact on patient reported outcomes: evaluation of the preventive evidence into practice cluster randomised controlled trial

  Intervention N (%; 95% CI) Control N (%; 95% CI)
Patients reporting GP visitsa Baseline (255) Follow up (212) Baseline (292) Follow up (231)
Preventive health check by GP 164 (64.4%; 58.4–70.2) 126 (59.4%; 52.8–66.0) 185 (63.4%; 57.8–68.9) 142 (61.5%; 55.2–67.7)
Any check by GP (BP/cholesterol/sugar/weight) 205 (80.4%; 75.5–85.3) 173 (81.6%; 76.4–86.8) 252 (86.3%; 82.4–90.2) 197 (85.3%; 80.7–89.9)
Blood pressure check by GP 255 (74.2%; 68.7–79.5) 156 (73.6%; 67.7–79.5) 237 (81.2%; 76.7–85.6) 185 (80.1%; 74.9–85.2)
Blood cholesterol check by GP 112 (43.9%; 37.8–50.0) 99 (46.7%; 40.0–53.4) 127 (43.5%; 37.8–49.2) 115 (49.8%; 43.3–56.2)
Blood sugar check by GP 52 (20.4%; 15.4–25.3) 81 (38.2%; 31.7–44.7) 79 (27.1%; 22.0–32.2) 85 (36.8%; 30.6–43.0)
Weight check by GP 52 (20.4%; 15.4–25.3) 55 (25.9%; 22.0–31.8) 79 (27.1%; 22.0–32.2) 58 (25.2%; 19.5–30.7)
  1. aIncludes only those patients who reported seeing their GP in Table 6