Table 2

Variance in standardised morbidity ratios between doctor’s lists by data source
Mean Variance Interquartile range Homoscedasticity
PHC Dx vs. All Dx All Dx vs. Dx + Rx
Hypertension PHC Dx 1.02 0.15 0.46
All Dx 1.02 0.11 0.41 0.0009 0.0001
Dx + Rx 1.01 0.04 0.20
Lipid metabolism disorder PHC Dx 1.00 0.26 0.61
All Dx 1.00 0.22 0.57 0.0438 0.0001
Dx + Px 0.99 0.08 0.34
Depression PHC Dx 1.00 0.54 0.91
All Dx 1.00 0.44 0.81 0.0057 0.0001
Dx + Rx 1.00 0.10 0.36
Asthma PHC Dx 1.01 0.31 0.67
All Dx 1.01 0.28 0.66 0.2547 0.0001
Dx + Rx 1.01 0.12 0.42
Diabetes PHC Dx 1.02 0.15 0.49
All Dx 1.02 0.13 0.45 0.0252 0.0001
Dx + Rx 1.01 0.07 0.34
Osteoporosis PHC Dx 1.00 0.38 0.74
All Dx 1.00 0.33 0.69 0.1063 0.0001
Dx + Rx 0.98 0.09 0.35
Chronic heart failure PHC Dx 1.04 0.58 0.90
All Dx 1.03 0.29 0.68 0.0001 0.0001
Dx + Rx 1.02 0.10 0.37
Hypothyroidism PHC Dx 0.99 0.41 0.81
All Dx 1.00 0.39 0.78 0.4667 0.0001
Dx + Rx 1.01 0.17 0.51
Malignant neoplasm PHC Dx 1.00 0.19 0.57
All Dx 1.00 0.12 0.46 0.0001 0.0001
Dx + Rx 1.00 0.07 0.33
Glaucoma PHC Dx 1.02 0.51 0.87
All Dx 1.01 0.46 0.81 0.1693 0.0001
Dx + Rx 0.99 0.13 0.37
Migraine PHC Dx 1.00 0.40 0.74
All Dx 1.00 0.39 0.74 0.5502 0.0001
Dx + Rx 1.00 0.20 0.52
Parkinson´s disease PHC Dx 1.02 0.68 1.03
All Dx 1.02 0.57 0.93 0.0137 0.0001
Dx + Rx 1.01 0.29 0.57

PHC = Primary Health Care; All Dx = PHC diagnoses + Hospital DDS; Dx + Rx = PHC diagnoses + Hospital DDS + PHC prescriptions.

Orueta et al.

Orueta et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:365   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-365

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