Table 3

Per capita health care service utilization in 2006 according to care levels
Setting-specific utilization volume of health care services per capita according to care level adjusted for age, gender, comorbidity, mortality and single interactions
No care level Care level 1 Care level 2 Care level 3
Community Institution Community p-value Institution Community p-value Institution Community p-value
(n=3,325) (n=705) (n=1,059) (n=1,201) (n=729) (n=1,028) (n=371)
General practitioner (v) 28.9 52.4 33.2 *** 55.0 35.8 *** 54.5 40.8 ***
Medical specialist (v) 10.8 12.6 8.7 *** 15.0 7.2 *** 12.3 6.4 ***
Medication (p) 25.1 36.5 32.5 *** 42.1 37.9 ** 38.4 46.8 ***
of which anti-dementia drugs (p) 0.7 0.5 1.0 ** 0.4 0.8 * 0.2 0.5 ns
Hospital treatment (d) 5.8 6.3 8.4 * 7.6 8.3 ns 6.4 7.0 ns
Non-physician services (p) 0.5 1.2 0.9 * 2.0 1.5 * 1.8 2.0 ns
Medical aids (p) 0.8 3.3 1.2 *** 5.0 1.6 *** 6.3 3.6 ***
Rehabilitation (d) 1.3 0.1 1.8 *** 0.3 4.2 ** 0.0 0.2 ns
Home health care (p) 1.3 not provided 3.3 not provided 3.7 not provided 4.3 ./.

v=visits; p=prescriptions; d=days.

* p≤0.05; ** p ≤0.001, *** p≤0.0001; ns=not significant.

Schwarzkopf et al.

Schwarzkopf et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:2   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-2

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