Table 3

Practice characteristics of practices in 7 categories for use of hospital services
Category Mean 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Percentage of admissions that were emergency <36% 36-40% 41-45% 46-50% 51-55% 56-60% >60%
n 229 22 51 60 35 30 18 13 beta p
Practice List Size 7618 (6986–8250) 7584 (5809–9359) 9563 (8121–11005) 9078 (7723–10433) 6939 (5571–8306) 5429 (4137–6721) 5503 (3680–7326) 3264 (889.6-5639) −6.213E0.006 <0.001
Coronary Heart Disease Prevalence Proportion 0.031 (0.029-0.032) 0.030 (0.033-0.032) 0.032 (0.031-0.034) 0.033 (0.031-0.035) 0.031 (0.027-0.034) 0.029 (0.026-0.032) 0.027 (0.024-0.031) 0.021 (0.014-0.027) −3.691 <0.001
Coronary Heart Disease Prevalence Gap 0.012 (0.011-0.013) 0.010 (0.008-0.013) 0.011 (0.009-0.012) 0.011 (0.009-0.012) 0.012 (0.010-0.014) 0.015 (0.012-0.018) 0.017 (0.013-0.020) 0.013 (0.008-0.018) 3.348 <0.001
Hypertension Prevalence Proportion 0.134 (0.129-0.138) 0.145 (0.134-0.156) 0.144 (0.137-0.150) 0.139 (0.133-0.145) 0.137 (0.123-0.150) 0.126 (0.0.112-0.139) 0.114 (0.099-0.130) 0.0871 (0.059-0.115) −1.061 <0.001
Hypertension Prevalence Gap 0.104 (0.101-0.107) 0.100 (0.071-0.131) 0.106 (0.101-0.011) 0.110 (0.076-0.153) 0.097 (0.055-0.139) 0.100 (0.090-0.105) 0.100 (0.090-0.110) 0.104 (0.090-0.111) −0.332 0.186
Stroke Prevalence 0.015 (0.014-0.015) 0.015 (0.014-0.017) 0.016 (0.015-0.017) 0.017 (0.016-0.017) 0.015 (0.013-0.017) 0.013 (0.012-0.015) 0.013 (0.010-0.015) 0.008 (0.005-0.011) −7.939 <0.001
Stroke Prevalence Gap 0.004 (0.003-0.004) 0.003 (0.001-0.005) 0.003 (0.002-0.004) 0.003 (0.002-0.004) 0.003 (0.002-0.004) 0.005 (0.003-0.006) 0.005 (0.003-0.007) 0.007 (0.005-0.010) 6.628 <0.001
Total Quality Outcomes Framework Proportion 0.948 (0.943-0.954) 0.971 (0.964-0.979) 0.954 (0.946-0.962) 0.953 (0.945-0.961) 0.952 (0.931-0.969) 0.948 (0.933-0.962) 0.919 (0.902-0.937) 0.897 (0.847-0.946) −0.730 <0.001
Clinical Quality Outcomes Framework Proportion 0.971 (0.965-0.976) 0.991 (0.988-0.995) 0.974 (0.965-0.984) 0.977 (0.970-0.984) 0.972 (0.954-0.989) 0.972 (0.957-0.987) 0.989 (0.926-0.971) 0.920 (0.873-0.967) −0.681 <0.001
Proportion seen by GP within 2 Working Days 0.819 (0.806-0.832) 0.842 (0.801-0.883) 0.814 (0.788-0.840) 0.826 (0.801-0.850) 0.846 (0.811-0.881) 0.788 (0.747-0.829) 0.776 (0.722-0.830) 0.833 (0.750-0.916) −0.068 0.228
Proportion able to see their Preferred Doctor 0.686 (0.666-0.708) 0.772 (0.716-0.827) 0.702 (0.662-0.742) 0.703 (0.658-0.747) 0.673 (0.614-0.732) 0.630 (0.556-0.703) 0.620 (0.522-0.718) 0.644 (0.515-0.772) −0,116 <0.001
GPs/1000 (mean) 0.737 (0.361-1.375) 0.720 (0.360-2.720) 0.587 (0.406-0.844) 0.632 (0.369-0.934) 0.605 (0.282-1.205) 0.787 (0.285-3.250) 0.649 (0.244-1.009) 1.220 (0.309-2.635) 0.045 <0.001

Means (95% CIs). N = 229.

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