Table 3

Details of the comparison among different model of primary health care for different type of collaborations
Horizontal collaboration : Planning services offered (%)
2005 2010 df T-value P-value
First-generation FMGs 77,5% 82,5% 39 −0,628 0,534
Second-generation FMGs 10,7% 75,0% 27 −6,971 0,000
Network clinics 20,0% 40,0% 19 −1,453 0,163
CLSCs 21,9% 31,2% 31 −0,828 0,414
Private medical clinics 20,9% 11,9% 176 2,244 0,026
Total 27,6% 31,3% 296 −1,095 0,274
Horizontal collaboration : Exchange of resources (%)
2005 2010 df T-value P-value
First-generation FMGs 17,5% 32,5% 39 −1,778 0,083
Second-generation FMGs 3,6% 10,7% 27 −1,000 0,326
Network clinics 5,0% 15,0% 19 −1,453 0,163
CLSCs 6,2% 15,6% 31 −1,791 0,083
Private medical clinics 4,5% 2,8% 176 1,000 0,319
Total 6,4% 9,8% 296 −1,833 0,068
Vertical collaboration : Access to technical services (%)
2005 2010 df T-value P-value
First-generation FMGs 47,5% 52,5% 39 −0,530 0,599
Second-generation FMGs 25,0% 32,1% 27 −0,570 0,573
Network clinics 35,0% 70,0% 19 −2,333 0,031
CLSCs 37,5% 53,1% 31 −1,305 0,201
Private medical clinics 22,6% 19,8% 176 0,728 0,467
Total 28,6% 32,3% 296 −1,106 0,270
Vertical collaboration : follow-up for hospitalised patients or patients seen at the clinic (%)
2005 2010 df T-value P-value
First-generation FMGs 67,5% 57,5% 39 0,941 0,352
Second-generation FMGs 42,9% 53,6% 27 −0,721 0,477
Network clinics 40,0% 40,0% 19 0,000 1,000
CLSCs 37,5% 31,2% 31 0,701 0,488
Private medical clinics 32,2% 22,0% 176 2,534 0,012
Total 39,1% 32,0% 296 2,061 0,040

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