Table 5

Odds ratios of reporting good health and access and utilization for recent immigrants (< 5 years since arrival in Canada) compared to Canadian-born across primary care models
Odds of reporting good to excellent health1 OR (95% CI) First Contact Access2 % difference from reference (95% CI) First Contact Utilization2 % difference from reference (95% CI) Number of additional health visits in the past year2 (95% CI)
Primary Care Model
Community Health Centre n=68 0.7 (0.4, 1.3) 2.1 (-2.5,6.7) 0 (-2.5,2.4) 6.2 (2.8,9.6)*
Fee-For-Service n=23 0.8 (0.3, 2.1) −8.0 (-15.0,-10.0)* −1.4 (-4.5,1.7) −0.3 (-4.0,3.4)
Capitation n=7 1.4 (0.2,12.0) 5.7 (-6.6,18.0) 0 (-2.5,2.4) 4.0 (-0.3,8.2)

1 Adjusted for age and sex.

2 Adjusted for age, sex, health status, number of years as patient in the practice.

* Significantly different from the Canadian-born population.

Muggah et al.

Muggah et al. BMC Family Practice 2012 13:128   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-13-128

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