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Table 5 Annual use of primary care and hospital care services by chronic patients according to adjusted morbidity groups (AMG) risk level, sex and age group

From: Use of primary and hospital care health services by chronic patients according to risk level by adjusted morbidity groups

Primary care users
Mean (SD)
Total
8226 (100%)
95% CI High risk
376 (8.8%)
Medium risk
1251 (29.2%)
Low risk
2657 (62%)
p Female sex
2626 (61.3%)
Male sex
1658 (38.7%)
p < 15
years
303 (3.7)
15–65
years
4643 (56.4)
> 65
years
3280 (39.9)
p
Annual total 13.9 (15) 13.5–14.2 34.3 (27.9) 21.9 (17.2) 10.1 (10.1) < 0.01 14.3 (14.4) 13.1 (16) < 0.01 9.8 (8.3) 9.9 (11) 19.5 (18.2) < 0.01
Contact type
 Health contact 11.9 (13.1) 11.6–12.2 29.2 (25.8) 18.8 (14.9) 8.6 (8.7) < 0.01 12.3 (12.5) 11.2 (4.1) < 0.01 9.3 (7.9) 8.5 (9.2) 16.9 (16.2) < 0.01
 Administrative contact 1.0 (3.5) 0.9–1.1 3.3 (6.8) 1.9 (4.9) 0.6 (2.5) < 0.01 1.01(3.4) 1.1 (3.9) < 0.01 0.2 (1) 0.7 (1.1) 1.1 (1.6) < 0.01
 Laboratory contact 0.9 (1.4) 0.8–0.9 1.8 (2.4) 1.2 (1.5) 0.7 (1.5) < 0.01 0.9 (1.4) 0.8 (1.3) < 0.01 0.2 (0.6) 0.7 (1.1) 1.1 (1.6) < 0.01
Form of contact
 In-person 12.7 (12.7) 12.4–13.0 26.7 (22) 19.5 (14.8) 9.7 (9.5) < 0.01 13 (12.2) 12.2 (13.6) < 0.01 9.6 (7.9) 9.8 (10.5) 17.1 (14.6) < 0.01
 Telephone 0.4 (2.4) 0.3–0.5 2.4 (7.9) 0.91 (2.9) 0.2 (0.8) < 0.01 0.5 (2.7) 0.4 (1.9) < 0.01 0.2 (0.9) 0.2 (1.2) 0.8 (3.5) < 0.01
 Home visit 0.7 (4.1) 0.6–0.8 5.1 (12.3) 1.5 (5) 0.2 (1.7) < 0.01 0.8 (3.7) 0.6 (4.7) < 0.01 0 (0.1) 0.1 (0.9) 1.7 (6.2) < 0.01
Professional contacted
 Physician 7.2 (7.1) 7.1–7.4 15.9 (11.9) 11.1 (8.2) 5.5 (5.2) < 0.01 7.7 (7.4) 6.5 (6.7) < 0.01 0.2 (0.6) 5.9 (5.9) 9.7 (8.1) < 0.01
 Pediatrician 0.3 (1.8) 0.2–0.3 0.03 (0.6) 0.2 (2) 0.3 (1.7) < 0.01 0.2 (1.7) 0.3 (1.8) < 0.01 6.4 (6) 0.03(0.9) 0.01 (0.3) < 0.01
 Nurse 3.8 (7.5) 3.6–3.9 12.9 (18.6) 6.6 (8.4) 2.3 (4.6) < 0.01 3.7 (6.3) 3.9 (9.3) 0.07 0.03 (0.5) 0.3 (1.9) 0.5 (2.5) < 0.01
 Physical therapist 0.3 (2.1) 0.2–0.4 0 (0) 0.6 (2.8) 0.3 (2) < 0.01 0.4 (2.3) 0.2 (1.8) 0.01 0 (0.1) 0.2 (1) 0.01 (0.1) < 0.01
 Midwife 0.1 (0.8) 0.09–0.1 0.01 (0.1) 0.05 (0.4) 0.2 (0.9) < 0.01 0.2 (1) 0 (0.1) < 0.01 0.4 (0.9) 0.1 (0.5) 0.03 (0.3) < 0.01
 Dentist 0.07 (0.4) 0.06–0.08 0 (0) 0.1 (0.5) 0.1 (0.4) < 0.01 0.1 (0.4) 0.1 (0.5) 0.2 0 (0) 0.03 (0.3) 0.2 (1) < 0.01
 Social worker 0.08 (0.7) 0.07–1.0 0.3 (1.5) 0.2 (1) 0.04 (0.4) < 0.01 0.1 (0.7) 0.8 (0.7) 0.3 0 (0) 0.03 (0.3) 0.2 (1) < 0.01
Hospital care users
Mean (SD)
Total
4284 (100%)
95% CI High risk
376 (8.8%)
Medium risk
1251 (29.2%)
Low risk
2657 (62%)
p Female gender
2626 (61.3%)
Male gender
1658 (38.7%)
  < 15
Years
114 (2.7%)
15–65
Years
2236 (52.2%)
> 65
Years
1934 (45%)
p
Annual total 4.8 (6.2) 4.6–5.0 10 (11.9) 5.9 (5.9) 3.5 (4.8) < 0.01 4.6 (5) 5.2 (7.7) < 0.01 0.7 (1.2) 2 (4.4) 5.7 (6.8) < 0.01
Contact type
 External consultations 3.7 (4.2) 3.6–3.8 6.6 (6.7) 4.6 (4.7) 2.8 (3) < 0.01 3.6 (3.9) 3.9 (4.8) < 0.01 1.1 (1.3) 3.3 (3.9) 4.3 (4.6) < 0.01
 Emergencies 0.7 (1.2) 0.6–0.8 1.4 (1.8) 0.8 (1.4) 0.5 (0.9) < 0.01 0.7 (1.2) 0.7 (1.2) 0.6 0.5 (0.8) 0.6 (1) 0.8 (1.4) < 0.01
 Income 0.2 (0.4) 0.1–0.3 0.5 (0.9) 0.2 (0.5) 0.1 (0.3) < 0.01 0.1 (0.4) 0.2 (0.5) 0.7 0.2 (0.5) 0.1 (0.3) 0.2 (0.6) < 0.01
 Day hospital care 0.3 (2.8) 0.2–0.4 1.4 (5.7) 0.2 (1.5) 0.1 (2.5) < 0.01 0.2 (1.5) 0.4 (4) 0.2 0.1 (0.4) 0.3 (3) 0.3 (2.5) < 0.01