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Table 3 Data are presented for total, acute and chronic claims and include total number of service group claimants, and details relating to the number of service claim payments ([interquartile range]) per claimant within each service group, and for female and male claimants

From: Medical and allied health service use during acute and chronic post-injury periods in whiplash injured individuals

 Acute Post-injury PeriodChronic Post-injury Period
 TotalFemaleMaleTotalFemaleMale
Claimants
n (column %)
Median claims n [IQR]Claimants
n (column %)
Median claims n [IQR]Claimants
n (column %)
Median claims n [IQR]Claimants
n (column %)
Median claims n [IQR]Claimants
n (column %)
Median claims n [IQR]Claimants
n (column %)
Median claims n [IQR]
Total35,3484 [3,6]22,9104 [3,6]12,4274 [3,5]10,87124 [8,55]741426 [8,56]345321 [7,53]
Physiotherapy5281 (14.9%)7 [3,11]3760 (16.4%)7 [3,11]1519 (12.2%)6 [3,11]7002 (64.4%)20 [8,43]4911 (66.2%)21 [8,44]2089 (60.5%)19 [7,41]
Chiropractic1411 (4.0%)6 [3,11]1008 (4.4%)5 [3,11]401 (3.2%)6 [3,11]2229 (20.5%)20 [7,42]1568 (21.1%)20 [7,41]660 (19.1%)21 [8,45]
Osteopathy594 (1.7%)4 [2, 7]467 (2.0%)4 [2,7]127 (1.0%)4 [2,6]1090 (10.0%)14 [5,29]851 (11.5%)14 [6,29]238 (6.9%)12 [4,29]
Psychologist382 (1.1%)3 [2,5]292 (1.3%)3 [2,5]90 (0.7%)2 [1,3]1301 (12.0%)10 [4,22]953 (12.9%)10 [4,22]348 (10.1%)9 [4,21]
OT105 (0.3%)2 [2,3]64 (0.3%)2 [2,4]41 (0.3%)2 [2,3]698 (6.4%)5 [2,18]534 (7.2%)5 [2,18]164 (4.7%)6 [2,18]
GP13,040 (36.9%)1 [1,1]8418 (36.7%)1 [1,2]4619 (37.2%)1 [1,1]5228 (48.1%)5 [2,14]3485 (47.0%)5 [2,14]1742 (50.4%)6 [2,15]
Medical Specialist13,549 (38.3%)1 [1,1]8624 (37.6%)1 [1,1]4922 (39.6%)1 [1,1]3349 (30.8%)3 [1,5]2129 (28.7%)3 [1,5]1219 (35.3%)3 [1,6]
Emergency Services29,072 (82.2%)2 [1,2]17,833 (77.8%)2 [1,2]9975 (80.3%)2 [1,2]161 (1.5%)1 [1,1]109 (1.5%)1 [1,1]62 (1.8%)1 [1,1]
Radiology services - total19,776 (55.9%)2 [1,3]12,648 (55.2%)2 [1,3]7122 (57.3%)2[1,3]3758 (34.6%)2 [1,3]2450 (33.0%)2[1,3]1307 (37.9%)2[1,3]
  1. n: number