Table 1

Description of profiles of diabetes-related and total primary healthcare utilisation of diabetes type II patients
Diabetes-related primary healthcare Total primary healthcare
Profile 1 Profile 2 Profile 3 Profile 1 Profile 2 Profile 3
high utilisation and frequent home visits’(n=393) ‘low utilisation, GP only’(n=3231) ‘high utilisation, GP and nurse’ (n=3097) ‘low utilisation, GP only’(n =2669) ‘medium-high utilisation, GP and nurse”(n=2929) ‘high utilisation’ (n=1123)
mean (95% CI) mean (95% CI) mean (95% CI) mean (95% CI) mean (95% CI) mean (95% CI)
Number per year
GP contacts 0.45 (0.34-0.59) 1.65 (1.30-2.10) 1.59 (1.27-1.98) 4.38 (3.84-4.99) 4.34 (3.65-5.17) 5.67 (4.37-7.36)
GP home visits 1.08 (0.88-1.32) 0.19 (0.14-0.27) 0.05 (0.02-0.10) 0.15 (0.09-0.26) 0.09 (0.06-0.14) 3.95 (3.07-5.07)
GP telephone consultation 0.95 (0.70-1.30) 0.28 (0.21-0.38) 0.30 (0.24-0.39) 0.81 (0.58-1.11) 0.86 (0.69-1.08) 4.15 (3.55-4.85)
Primary care nurse contacts 0.41 (0.27-0.63) 0.09 (0.04-0.21) 3.48 (3.01-4.03) 0.08 (0.04-0.20) 3.75 (3.33-4.23) 1.15 (0.58-2.31)
Primary care nurse home visits 2.71 (2.23-3.29) 0.00 (0.00-0.01) 0.69 (0.50-0.94) 0.00 (0.00-0.01) 0.02 (0.01-0.04) 1.27 (0.83-1.94)
Primary care nurse telephone consultation 1.99 (1.13-3.50) 0.01 (0.00-0.03) 0.68 (0.47-0.98) 0.01 (0.00-0.03) 0.60 (0.40-0.91) 1.26 (0.72-2.23)
Number of different prescription (ATC4-level) 4.42 (4.14-4.69) 3.28 (3.13-3.43) 3.68 (3.52-3.84) 6.70 (6.12-7.28) 7.23 (6.62-7.84) 13.28 (12.65-13.91)
Referral to (%)
Dietician 1.6% 1.0% 1.3% 1.6% 2.8% 2.5%
Physiotherapist 4.3% 3.3% 4.9% 5.7% 8.6% 13.7%
Podiatrist 1.5% 0.3% 1.4% 4.2% 2.9% 2.6%

van Dijk et al.

van Dijk et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:7   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-7

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