Table 2

Characteristics of patients (n=29) attending group medical visits
Age (years)
    • Mean (SD) 62.0 (16.0)
    • Gender (% female) 65.5
Self-reported health (1–5)+
    • Mean (SD) 2.8 (1.1)
Ethnicity (%)
    • Caucasian 55.2
    • Other 0
Aboriginal (%)
    • First Nation 41.4
    • Métis 3.5
Marital Status (%)
    • Married 79.3
Income (%)
    • <$20,000 37.9
    • $20,000-$29,999 20.7
    • $30,000-$39,999 20.7
    • $40,000-$49,000 3.5
    • $50,000-$59,999 6.9
    • $60,000-$69,999 3.5
    • ≥$70,000 0.0
    • Missing 6.9
Number of chronic conditions (%)
Range 0 – 7
    • 0 10.3
    • 1 6.9
    • 2 27.6
    • 3 or more 55.2
Chronic conditions (%)++
    • Diabetes 58.6
    • Arthritis 48.3
    • High blood pressure 51.7
    • Depression 34.5
    • Heart Disease 20.7
    • Other: Kidney Disease 10.3
    • Other: Cholesterol 6.9
    • Other* 27.6
GMVs attended in the last year
    • Range 1-15
    • Mean (SD) 4 (3.0)
Type of GMV attended (%)
    • Cooperative Health Clinic model/Homogenous 82.8
    • Drop-in Group Medical Appointments/ Mixed 17.2
Satisfied with care from family physician (%)
    • Always/Usually 79.3
    • Sometimes/Rarely/Never 20.7

Notes: +higher score=better health; ++patients were asked to report all chronic diseases where they were given a diagnosis.

Lavoie et al.

Lavoie et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:155   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-155

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