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Table 4 The association between delay in the development of care plans and number of diabetes-related hospital admissions for patients with diabetes, NT Aboriginal population, 2008–1013

From: Does delay in planned diabetes care influence outcomes for aboriginal Australians? A study of quality in health care

Delay in care plan Number IRR (95% CI) P- value
No delay 670 reference  
60 days to < 2 years 600 1.2 (1.07–1.42) 0.004
2 to < 4 years 317 1.3 (1.15–1.58) 0.000
4 years and over 915 2.6 (2.28–3.08) 0.000
Sex (men v women)   1.1 (1.01–1.13) 0.024
Age group (ref: 15–24 years)   1.0 (1.00–1.00) 0.17
Period before e-records   2.0 (1.78–2.29) 0.000
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