Table 3

Health care resource utilisation at 20 weeks
Intervention (n=48) Control (n=45) Effect size (95% CI), P-value
Parkinson’s medication
LCT n/N (%) 42/45 (91%) 38/41 (93%) Relative risk −0.96 (0.86to 1.08), 0.524
GA n/N (%) 1/46 (2%) 3/42 (7%) Relative risk 0.32 (0.03 to 2.96), 0.315
AC n/N (%) 0/47 (0%) 1/44 (2%) Not calculable
CTI n/N (%) 1/47 (2%) 3/42 (7%) Relative risk 0.31 (0.03 to 2.89), 0.306
DRA n/N (%) 19/45 (42%) 17/42 (40%) Relative risk 1.04 (0.63 to 1.72), 0.869
MOBI n/N (%) 4/46 (9%) 5/43 (12%) Relative risk 0.75 (0.21 to 2.60), 0.648
Primary care contacts
GP appointments, mean (SD) 2.19 (3.05) 1.96 (2.58) Rate ratio 1.12 (0.84 to 1.48), 0.438
GP home visits, mean (SD) 0.08 (0.28) 0.09 (0.29) Rate ratio 0.92 (0.23 to 3.66), 0.902
PN appointments., mean (SD) 0.83 (1.17) 0.84 (1.42) Rate ratio 0.99 (0.63 to 1.56), 0.984
CN home visits, mean (SD) 0.04 (0.19) 0.23 (0.99) Rate ratio 0.15 (0.02 to 1.28), 0.084
Acute healthcare contacts
Hospitalisations, mean (SD) 0.06 (0.24) 0.33 (0.74) Rate ratio 0.19 (0.05 to 0.65), 0.008
Inpatient bed days, mean (SD)* 0.50 (3.18) 1.51 (6.30) Mean difference −1.01 (−3.04 to 1.02), 0.326
Day cases, mean (SD) 0.02 (0.14) 0.11 (0.38) Rate ratio 0.19 (0.02 to 1.60), 0.126
A&E attendances, mean (SD) 0.10 (0.37) 0.16 (0.56) Rate ratio 0.67 (0.21 to 2.11), 0.493
Outpatient consultant
Appointments, mean (SD) 2.25 (2.14) 2.69 (2.79) Rate ratio 0.84 (0.65 to 1.08), 0.178
PDNS appointments, mean (SD) 0 (0) 0.02 (0.15) Not calculable
PDNS home visits, mean (SD) 0 (0) 0 (0) Not calculable
Social care contacts
Social/community care assessments 0.17 (0.52) 0.04 (0.21) Rate ratio 3.74 (0.80 to 17.63), 0.095
Home care received, n/N (%) 2/45 (4%) 1/48 (2%) Relative risk 1.88 (0.17 to 19.97), 0.60
Hours of home care, mean (SD) † 9.15 (45.9) 2.00 (13.42) Mean difference 7.14 (−7.00 to 21.29), 0.318
Day care received, n/N (%) 1/47 (2%) 0/45 (0%) Not calculable
Hours of day care, mean (SD)** 0.42 (2.91) 0 (0) Mean difference 0.42 (−0.44 to 1.29), 0.331
Residential care received, n/N (%) 1/44 (2%) 0/48 (0%) Not calculable
Hours of residential care, mean (SD) 0 (0) 0.44 (2.98) Mean difference −0.44 (1.30 to 0.41), 0.304
Nursing care relieved, n/N (%) 1/44 (2%) 0 (0) 0/48 (0%) 0.44 (2.98) Not calculable
Mean difference −0.44 (1.30 to 0.41), 0.304
Hours of nursing care, mean††

* Number of bed days in those with a hospital admission.

† Number of hours of home care in those with a home care visit.

** Number of residential care days in those in residential care.

†† Number of nursing care days in those who received nurse care.

Fletcher et al.

Fletcher et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:426   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-426

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