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Table 3 Determinants of the Rate of Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations

From: The effect of primary care on potentially avoidable hospitalizations in France: a cross-sectional study

 Occitanie
Estimate (95%CI)
Zone 1
Estimate (95%CI)
Zone 2
Estimate (95%CI)
Intercept1.6* (0.5;2.6)1.1 (− 0.14;2.5)4.4* (2.6;6.5)
Density of nurses− 0.03* (− 0.04;-0.02)−0.018* (− 0.036;-0.001)−0.05* (− 0.07;-0.03)
Access to GP0.006* (0.0006;0.01)0.006. (−0.0005;0.014)0.011* (0.004;0.017)
At least 1 encounter with GP  −2.9* (− 4.4;-1.3)
Specialist encounters (patients)0.9* (0.3;1.6)1.16* (0.17;2.4) 
Nurse encounters (population)0.5* (0.1;0.9) 2.0* (1.2;2.8)
Workers0.038* (0.013;0.06) 0.03 (−0.002;0.06)
CMUc recipients0.036 (−0.008;0.08)0.036 (0.001;0.07) 
Unemployment−0.1* (− 0.17;-0.04)  
Premature mortality0.005* (0.002;0.008)0.005* (0.002;0.008)0.004* (0.0002;0.007)
Rho0.24* (0.12;0.36)0.21* (0.04;0.35)0.16 (−0.02;0.32)
Moran test for residual autocorrelation (p-value)0.40.0630.51
Breusch-Pagan test for heteroscedasticity (p-value)< 0.0010.0820.35
  1. Data shown are parameter estimates and 95% confidence intervals (2.5 and 97.5% quantiles obtained from 5000 MCMC simulations)
  2. *indicates a p-value < 0.05
  3. Rho is the endogenous interaction effect, the spatial autoregressive parameter indicating the intensity of the interaction between neighboring PAH rate observations