Table 1

Summary statistics
Patients (n=7,499) mean number of visits per patient in the following year = 11
Sex Male = 41%
Female = 59%
Age Median 68 years (25th percentile 55 years, 75th percentile 78 years)
Visits during previous year Median 2 visits (25th percentile 0 visits, 75th percentile 5 visits)
Severe hypertension measures during previous year Median 0 measures (25th percentile 0 measures, 75th percentile 0 measures)
Total cholesterol to HDL ratio Unknown = 73%
≤ 4.5 = 7%
>4.5 = 20%
General practitioners (n=436) mean number of visits per general practitioner in following year = 181
Sex Male = 65%
Female = 35%
Age Median 48 years (25th percentile 39 years, 75th percentile 56 years)
Years from graduation Median 23 years (25th percentile 15 years, 75th percentile 31 years)
General practice clinics (n=167) mean number of visits per clinic in following year = 472
Number of general practitioners in clinic* Median 2 GPs (25th percentile 1 GP, 75th percentile 4 GPs)
Practice location Metropolitan = 68%
Rural = 32%

*Weighted as 0.5 if doctor works.

Gallego et al.

Gallego et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:414   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-414

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