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Table 5 The willingness and reasons of first visit at primary care institutions in patients in two districts

From: The willingness of patients to make the first visit to primary care institutions and its influencing factors in Beijing medical alliances: a comparative study of Beijing’s medical resource-rich and scarce regions

  Total(N = 1221)
N(%)
District D(N = 475)N(%) District F(N = 746)N(%) p Value
χ2 test
The willingness of the first visit     0.04
 Unwilling 483(39.56) 171(36.00) 312(41.82)  
 Willing 738(60.44) 304(64.00) 434(58.18)
Reasons for first visit at primary
 Convenience 971(79.52) 409(86.11) 562(75.34)  
 The high proportion of Medicare Reimbursement 667(54.63) 246(51.79) 421(56.43)
 Suitable environment 349(28.58) 109(22.95) 240(32.17)
 Can be referred to a major hospital 248(20.31) 107(22.53) 141(18.90)
 Ensure continuity of treatment 293(24.00) 98(20.63) 195(26.14)
 Short waiting time 274(22.44) 72(15.16) 202(27.08)
 Detailed inquiry of doctors 157(12.86) 55(11.58) 102(13.67)
 Family doctor-style services 134(10.97) 52(10.95) 82(10.99)
 Prescription policy 107(8.76) 40(8.42) 67 (8.98)
 Others 4(0.33) 2(0.42) 2(0.27)
Reasons for first visit not at primary
 A waste of time 742 (60.77) 309 (65.05) 433 (58.04)  
 Distrust 649 (53.15) 275 (57.89) 374(50.13)
 Few drugs 689 (56.43) 182 (38.32) 507 (67.96)
 Lack of inspection items 473 (38.74) 141 (29.68) 332 (44.50)
 Less reimbursement 251 (20.56) 123 (25.89) 128 (17.16)
 No beds 167 (13.68) 65 (13.68) 102(13.67)
 Others 5 (0.41) 0 (0.00) 5 (0.67)