Table 4

Descriptive statistics for predictors used in the statistical models
2006/7 2007/8+
72 practices 76 practices
median   IQR median   IQR
Total QoF clinical points 652 635 - 654 652 649 – 654
% Satisfied with phone access 89 78 - 94 88 80 – 95
% Able to book 2 days ahead 72 51 - 87 77 63 – 87
% Able to get an appt in 48 hours 88 80 - 94 90 82 – 94
% Able to book with a preferred GP 87 80 - 92 87 80 – 92
% Satisfied with opening hours 86 81 - 89 82 77 – 86
Distance from hospital (km) 8.9 3.5 – 15.3 10.2 3.6 – 15.3
% of practice male 50 50 - 51 50 50 – 51
Age (% of practice patients aged 65+) 14 12 - 16 14 12 – 16
Practice deprivation score (IMD) 19 1 – 28 19 1 – 29
% of practice white ethnicity 92 87 - 95 90 85 – 94
Practice list size 7505 4454 - 11249 7561 4501 - 11542
Practice’s acute admissions per year 589 376 - 1118 580 359 – 1132
Acute admissions per 1000 patients 85 75 - 103 89 75 – 102

+ including the 4 practices assessed only in 2007/8.

IQR = inter-quartile range.

Gunther et al.

Gunther et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:11   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-11

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