Table 2

Average number of visits by service provider in the 24 weeks prior to and after admission
Service provider Mean total no. of visits in 24 weeks pre-admission Mean total no. of visits in 24 weeks post-admission
General Practitioner 17 1
Community Nurse 7 5
Medical Specialist* 4 0.3
Specialist Wound Clinic** 0.2 9
Allied Health 0.8 1
Total 29.0 16.3

* includes vascular, dermatology, rehabilitation, geriatric, hyperbaric or plastic surgeon specialists.

** care provided by either a medical practitioner and nurse, or Nurse Practitioner.

Edwards et al.

Edwards et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:86   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-86

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