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Table 3 Contacts to general practitioners, dentists, and medical specialists among the participating nursing homes and nursing home residents

From: Contacts with general practitioners, dentists, and medical specialists among nursing home residents: a cross-sectional study in 44 German nursing homes

Medical specialty Nursing homes (n = 43) Nursing home residents (n = 400)
Proportion with at least one contact in the last twelve months Proportion with at least one contact in the last twelve months Number of contacts among those with any contact in the last twelve months
% % Mean (SD); Median (IQR)
General practitioners
 Any contact 100.0 97.8 12.5 (9.2); 11.0 (7.0-16.0)
 Contact in a practice 86.1 18.8 0.5 (1.8); 0.0 (0.0-0.0)
 Contact in the nursing home 100.0 93.8 7.1 (6.5); 6.0 (1.0-7.0)
 Contact by telephone 83.7 74.5 4.9 (6.5); 3.0 (1.0-7.0)
Dentists
 Any contact 100.0 32.3 2.1 (1.6); 1.0 (1.0-2.0)
 Contact in a practice 86.1 15.5 0.9 (1.4); 0.0 (0.0-1.0)
 Contact in the nursing home 76.7 21.0 0.9 (1.1); 1.0 (0.0-1.0)
 Contact by telephone 32.6 5.3 0.2 (0.6); 0.0 (0.0-0.0)
Urologists
 Any contact 100.0 18.0 5.1 (4.7); 4.0 (2.0-7.0)
 Contact in a practice 83.7 7.5 0.8 (1.5); 0.0 (0.0-1.0)
 Contact in the nursing home 67.4 10.8 2.9 (3.4); 2.0 (0.0-5.0)
 Contact by telephone 44.2 8.0 1.4 (3.0); 0.0 (0.0-2.0)
Neurologists/psychiatrists
 Any contact 97.7 38.5 3.7 (3.0); 3.0 (2.0-5.0)
 Contact in a practice 65.1 5.3 0.2 (0.8); 0.0 (0.0-0.0)
 Contact in the nursing home 86.1 33.0 2.6 (2.5); 2.0 (1.0-3.0)
 Contact by telephone 55.8 14.5 0.8 (1.7); 0.0 (0.0-1.0)
Otorhinolaryngologists
 Any contact 95.4 21.8 1.8 (1.3); 1.0 (1.0-2.0)
 Contact in a practice 76.7 7.0 0.6 (1.4); 0.0 (0.0-1.0)
 Contact in the nursing home 46.5 15.0 1.0 (0.9); 1.0 (0.0-2.0)
 Contact by telephone 32.6 2.5 0.2 (0.5); 0.0 (0.0-0.0)
Ophthalmologists
 Any contact 88.4 17.3 2.3 (1.9); 2.0 (1.0-3.0)
 Contact in a practice 86.1 14.0 1.6 (1.8); 1.0 (1.0-2.0)
 Contact in the nursing home 9.3 3.5 0.4 (0.9); 0.0 (0.0-0.0)
 Contact by telephone 30.2 3.5 0.3 (0.7); 0.0 (0.0-0.0)
Surgeons
 Any contact 88.4 6.8 2.1 (1.7); 2.0 (1.0-3.0)
 Contact in a practice 88.4 5.0 1.1 (0.9); 1.0 (0.0-2.0)
 Contact in the nursing home 4.7 2.0 0.4 (0.8); 0.0 (0.0-1.0)
 Contact by telephone 20.9 1.5 0.5 (1.3); 0.0 (0.0-0.0)
Dermatologists
 Any contact 86.1 17.0 3.3 (4.5); 2.0 (1.0-4.0)
 Contact in a practice 83.7 5.3 0.6 (1.0); 0.0 (0.0-1.0)
 Contact in the nursing home 41.9 11.8 1.6 (2.0); 1.0 (0.0-2.0)
 Contact by telephone 39.5 6.5 1.1 (2.6); 0.0 (0.0-1.0)
Gynecologists
 Any contact 76.7 3.0a 2.0 (1.4); 1.5 (1.0-2.5)
 Contact in a practice 74.4 1.5a 0.5 (0.5); 0.5 (0.0-1.0)
 Contact in the nursing home 18.6 0.8a 0.4 (0.7); 0.0 (0.0-0.5)
 Contact by telephone 20.9 1.5a 1.1 (1.4); 0.5 (0.0-2.5)
Orthopedists
 Any contact 76.7 5.5 2.2 (1.4); 2.0 (1.0-3.0)
 Contact in a practice 69.8 4.5 1.5 (1.3); 1.0 (1.0-2.0)
 Contact in the nursing home 9.3 1.3 0.4 (0.9); 0.0 (0.0-0.0)
 Contact by telephone 16.3 1.3 0.4 (0.9); 0.0 (0.0-0.0)
  1. Abbreviations: SD standard deviation, IQR interquartile range
  2. a n = 267 female nursing home residents