Table 2

Mean resource use (in number of contacts unless stated otherwise) per patient over 12 months, n=234
Resource category Overall means (SD) Resource use (%) Means of patients using services (SD)
Direct healthcare
 General practitioner 13.26 (22.46) 99.37 13.32 (11.45)
 Internist 2.16 (2.87) 67.95 3.18 (2.89)
 Orthopaedist 1.40 (3.03) 33.33 4.21 (3.99)
 Neurologist 0.28 (0.85) 12.38 1.83 (1.36)
 Ophthalmologist 1.46 (2.79) 47.15 3.16 (3.39)
 Otolaryngologist 0.41 (1.18) 19.66 2.07 (1.94)
 Gynaecologist 0.15 (0.58) 9.40 1.64 (1.09)
 Dermatologist 1.09 (3.40) 28.63 3.81 (5.51)
 Urologist 0.49 (1.38) 18.38 2.67 (2.16)
 Other 0.35 (1.33) 14.10 2.49 (2.72)
  Sum of physicians 21.06 (14.60) 99.37 21.15 (14.56)
 Physiotherapist 5.03 (11.82) 32.05 15.71 (16.44)
 Ambulatory clinic in hospital 0.89 (2.75) 32.48 2.74 (4.28)
 Inpatient care in stays 0.85 (1.32) 44.87 1.90 (1.37)
 Inpatient care/hospital in days (without intensive care unit) 7.89 (16.56) 44.87 17.59 (21.02)
 Inpatient care/intensive care unit in days 0.51 (1.74) 14.10 3.64 (3.23)
 Inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation in days 13.86 (13.06) 59.40 23.33 (8.09)
 Drugs in numbers of medication taken at the same time 6.99 (2.15) 100.00 6.99 (2.15)
Direct non-healthcare
 Outpatient nursing service in hours 5.14 (20.98) 7.69 66.81 (40.90)
 Paid household help in hours 26.65 (156.40) 10.68 249.48 (423.74)
 Informal care (%)
   without care level 92.74
   Care level one 5.89
   Care level two 1.28
   Care level three 0

Seidl et al.

Seidl et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:318   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-318

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