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Table 3 Group means and percentile distributions of billed hours of personal support across Personal Support Algorithm groups

From: Derivation and validation of the Personal Support Algorithm: an evidence-based framework to inform allocation of personal support services in home and community care

Personal Support Algorithm group % (n) Mean ± standard deviation Median (Q1–Q3) Coefficient of variation
1 6.4 (8154) 0.4 ± 1.4 0.0 (0.0–0.0) 3.89
2 45.5 (58,807) 2.3 ± 2.7 1.7 (0.9–2.8) 1.18
3 28.2 (36,130) 4.8 ± 4.3 3.4 (1.9–6.7) 0.91
4 7.6 (9623) 6.9 ± 5.6 5.7 (2.7–10.2) 0.81
5 6.6 (8523) 8.4 ± 6.2 7.0 (3.5–13.1) 0.74
6 5.7 (7432) 11.2 ± 6.8 12.0 (6.3–14.8) 0.60