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Table 2 ‘High use’ outcomes between 1 July 2009 and 31 December 2017, by regularity quintile

From: The association between general practitioner regularity of care and ‘high use’ hospitalisation

  Regularity quintile Total
Lowest Low Moderate High Highest < 3 GP visits
n %a n %a n %a n %a n %a n %a n %a
High use hospitalisation
  ≥ 3 hospitalisations 6337 12.7 7118 14.8 7704 16.4 7957 17.0 7304 15.0 1511 11.4 37,931 15.0
  ≥ 3 unplanned hospitalisations 2017 4.0 2382 5.0 2566 5.5 2732 5.9 2574 5.3 586 4.4 12,857 5.1
  ≥ 5 hospitalisations 2960 5.9 3361 7.0 3656 7.8 3667 7.9 3360 6.9 763 5.8 17,767 7.0
  ≥ 5 unplanned hospitalisations 627 1.3 756 1.6 769 1.6 844 1.8 788 1.6 205 1.5 3989 1.6
  ≥ 30 days length of stay 1933 3.9 2178 4.5 2343 5.0 2622 5.6 2701 5.6 668 5.0 12,445 4.9
  ≥ 30 days length of stay (unplanned) 1519 3.0 1762 3.7 1894 4.0 2131 4.6 2203 4.5 553 4.2 10,062 4.0
  ≥ 3 hospitalisations with at least one ≥30 days 858 1.7 943 2.0 1040 2.2 1129 2.4 1155 2.4 308 2.3 5433 2.1
  ≥ 3 unplanned hospitalisations with at least one ≥30 days 433 0.9 562 1.2 586 1.2 636 1.4 646 1.3 185 1.4 3048 1.2
Readmission
 Early readmission (1–7 days)b 5811 11.7 6453 13.4 6813 14.5 6838 14.6 6407 13.2 1329 10.0 33,651 13.3
 Early unplanned readmission (1–7 days)b 1841 3.7 2016 4.2 2133 4.5 2199 4.7 2129 4.4 450 3.4 10,768 4.2
 Late readmission (8–30 days)b 8405 16.9 9345 19.5 9694 20.6 10,000 21.4 9373 19.3 1892 14.3 48,709 19.2
 Late unplanned readmission (8–30 days)b 2135 4.3 2418 5.0 2511 5.3 2782 6.0 2552 5.2 570 4.3 12,968 5.1
 Readmission within 30 days 10,896 21.9 12,066 25.1 12,468 26.5 12,779 27.4 12,013 24.7 2401 18.1 62,623 24.7
 Unplanned readmission within 30 days 3266 6.6 3632 7.6 3803 8.1 4086 8.8 3812 7.8 831 6.3 19,430 7.7
TOTAL 49,851 19.7 48,015 18.9 47,048 18.6 46,677 18.4 48,659 19.2 13,250 5.2 253,500 100.0
  1. a Percentage of column-specific total for each variable row, percentage of whole cohort in 'total' row
  2. b Early and late readmissions are not mutually exclusive as they are captured across the whole time period