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Table 2 Primary Care Contexts Associated with Caregivers Reporting Having Sought Care from PCP prior to ED visit

From: Pediatric non-urgent emergency department visits and prior care-seeking at primary care

  Sought care from PCP before ED P-Value
Yes No
Median (IQR) Median (IQR)
Parent Perceptions of Primary Care
Respondents, n 64 76  
Total Score 86 (71–92) 76 (60–90) 0.01*
Subscores
 Continuity 60 (35–80) 60 (40–80) 0.48
 Access 88 (69–100) 75 (53–84) <.001*
 Contextual Knowledge 94 (81–100) 81 (56–100) .02*
 Communication 100 (81–100) 94 (75–100) .09
 Comprehensiveness 90 (70–100) 85 (65–100) .26
 Coordination 85 (65–100) 75 (38–97) .02*
Trust in Primary Care Provider
Respondents, n 62 74  
Trust in Provider Score 22 (20–25) 21 (18–24) 0.12
  1. Legend: Parent perceptions of primary care and trust in primary care provider for respondents who did and did not report attempting to contact their PCP's office prior to their child’s ED visit. Unadjusted analysis using Kruskal-Wallis tests. PCP Primary care provider, ED Emergency department, IQR Interquartile range. Four respondents did not provide answers to the trust in provider items.
  2. *Statistically significant difference (α = .05)