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Table 3 Relative assessment of care choice between PCPs office vs ED and prior PCP care-seeking

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

  Sought care from PCP before ED p-value
Yes No
n (row %) n (row %)
Respondents 64 76  
 Travel Preference    <.001*
  ED Better 3 (18%) 14 (82%)  
  Neutral 19 (31%) 43 (69%)  
  PCP Better 42 (69%) 19 (31%)  
 Wait Time Preference    <.001*
  ED Better 2 (10%) 19 (90%)  
  Neutral 23 (38%) 38 (62%)  
  PCP Better 39 (67%) 19 (33%)  
 Better Care Preference    
  ED Better 14 (39%) 22 (61%) 0.49
  Neutral 42 (47%) 48 (53%)  
  PCP Better 8 (57%) 6 (43%)  
 Payment Preference    
  ED Better 0 0 .002*
  Neutral 41 (38%) 66 (62%)  
  PCP Better 23 (70%) 10 (30%)  
  1. Legend: Relative assessment of care settings (PCP vs. ED) and respondent report of prior PCP care-seeking. Unadjusted analysis chi-square analysis or fischer’s exact text
  2. *Statistically significant difference (α = .05)