Table 1

Baseline characteristics of patients admitted Lakeridge Health Oshawa, April 2003 to March 2010
April 2003 – March 2006 April 2006 to March 2008 April 2008 to March 2010
Total N = 14 993 Total N = 9521 Total N = 10010
n (% of Total N)
Traditional-FP 2190 (14.7%) 429 (4.5%) 292 (2.9%)
FP-Hospitalist 6044 (40.3%) 5164 (54.2%) 5267 (52.6%)
GIM-Hospitalist 42 (0.3%) 498 (5.2%) 1595 (15.9%)
other IM 6717 (44.8%) 3430 (36.0%) 2856 (28.5%)
n female (% of cases within provider group)
Traditional-FP 1241 (56.7%) 238 (55.5%) 135 (46.2%)
FP-Hospitalist 3302 (54.6%) 2825 (54.7%) 2843 (54.0%)
GIM-Hospitalist 20 (47.6%) 274 (55.0%) 814 (51.0%)
Other IM 3101 (46.2%) 1541 (44.9%) 1198 (41.9%)
Mean age in years (SD)
Traditional-FP 68.09 (19.23) 69.28 (17.95) 69.44 (15.53)
FP-Hospitalist 68.54 (17.28) 69.98 (16.83) 69.89 (16.97)
GIM-Hospitalist 64.95 (18.54) 66.24 (19.37) 68.84 (17.54)
Other IM 63.51 (16.83) 63.01 (16.69) 62.84 (16.44)
n Charlson score ≥ 3 (% of cases within provider group)
Traditional-FP 583 (26.6%) 173 (40.3%) 116 (39.7%)
FP-Hospitalist 2052 (34.0%) 2448 (47.4%) 2656 (50.4%)
GIM-Hospitalist 10 (23.8%) 194 (39.0%) 644 (40.4%)
Other IM 1389 (20.7%) 941 (27.4%) 868 (30.4%)
n Interventions (SD)
Traditional-FP 0.51 (1.00) 0.51 (0.94) 0.61 (1.07)
FP-Hospitalist 0.63 (1.10) 0.76 (1.22) 0.83 (1.25)
GIM-Hospitalist 0.17 (0.66) 0.44 (0.86) 0.57(1.07)
Other IM 0.54 (0.85) 0.69 (1.00) 0.84 (1.07)

Legend: FP = family physician, GIM = general internal medicine, IM = internal medicine, SD = standard deviation.

Yousefi and Chong

Yousefi and Chong BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:204   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-204

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