Table 4

Use of health resources and lost productivity
OutpatientsaN=340 Inpatients N=241 Total N=581 p
(%) Mean (SD) (%) Mean (SD) (%) Mean (SD)
Medical visits
Primary care 83.2 2.8 (2.8) 59.3 2.0 (2.5) 73.3 2.5 (2.7) <0.001
Specialist 48.8 0.9 (2.1) 71.8 1.8 (2.0) 58.3 1.3 (2.1) <0.001
Emergency room 51.8 0.1 (0.3) 6.5 0.1 (0.2) 32.9 0.1 (0.3) NS
Test
Laboratory tests 35.3 0.4 (0.7) 38.6 0.5 (0.7) 36.7 0.4 (0.7) NS
Conventional radiology 100 0.8 (0.8) 100 0.4 (0.7) 100 0.7 (0.8) <0.001
Complementary tests 5.9 0.1 (0.3) 7.9 0.1 (0.3) 6.7 0.1 (0.3) NS
Hospitalizations --- --- 100 4.4 (0.3) --- --- ---
Lost productivity 20.9 4.7 (12.4) 6.2 2.1 (10.6) 14.2 3.7 (11.7) 0.009

NS: non significant; aOutpatient: includes patients diagnosed in primary care centres and emergency rooms at hospitals.

Sicras-Mainar et al.

Sicras-Mainar et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:283   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-283

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