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Table 1 Study cohorts characteristics

From: The effects of the introduction of a chronic care model-based program on utilization of healthcare resources: the results of the Puglia care program

Characteristic Intervention group Usual care
1074 2126
Age
 Mean (Std) 66.2 (10.1) 66.2 (10.2)
 Median (range) 66.4 (40.4–92.6) 66.6 (40.0–92.5)
 Males (%) 490 (45.6) 968 (45.5)
Health care districts, N° (%)
 1 13 (1.2) 26 (1.2)
 2 12 (1.1) 22 (1.0)
 3 295 (27.5) 586 (27.6)
 4 298 (27.8) 593 (27.9)
 5 22 (2.1) 44 (2.1)
 6 1 (0.1) 2 (0.1)
 7 80 (7.5) 158 (7.4)
 8 109 (10.1) 217 (10.2)
 9 17 (1.6) 34 (1.6)
 10 172 (16.0) 342 (16.1)
 11 20 (1.9) 34 (1.6)
 12 3 (0.3) 6 (0.3)
 13 32 (3.0) 62 (2.9)
Local Health Authority, N° (%)
 160,106 80 (7.5) 158 (7.4)
 160,112 20 (1.9) 34 (1.6)
 160,113 298 (27.8) 593 (27.9)
 160,114 29 (2.7) 56 (2.6)
 160,115 32 (3.0) 62 (2.9)
 160,116 615 (57.3) 1223 (57.3)
DDCI, N° (%)
 ≤0 114 (10.6) 228 (10.7)
 1–2 312 (29.1) 624 (29.3)
 3–4 287 (26.7) 572 (26.9)
 5–6 164 (15.3) 325 (15.3)
 ≥7 197 (18.3) 377 (17.7)
N° of unplanned hospitalization in pre-inclusion period
 N° 240 393
 Mean (Std) 0.22 (0.69) 0.18 (0.53)
 Median (range) 0 (0–8) 0 (0–4)
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