Participants alive at 60 months
(n=344)
(n=344)(n=344)(n=344)
All consultations9.9 (6.6)10.8 (8.1)13.3 (13.6)<0.001
Primary care consultations9.4 (6.5)10.0 (7.5) –*0.281
GP5.7 (4.5)6.2 (6.0)7.5 (6.5)<0.001
GP out of hours service*0.1 (0.3)0.2 (0.9) –*0.118
Practice nurse/practitioner/HCA*3.2 (3.3)2.8 (2.9) –*0.161
Community nurse*0.5 (2.0)0.8 (2.0) –*0.473
Clerical0.3 (0.7)0.4 (1.8)5.8 (10.7)<0.001
Pharmacist/pharmacy technician0.1 (0.3)0.0 (0.2)0.0 (0.3)0.448
All other consults0.2 (0.6)0.4 (1.1)0.0 (0.1)<0.001
Inpatient2.4 (9.9)3.5 (11.5)7.4 (18.6)0.010
Day patient0.2 (0.7)0.2 (0.6)0.1 (0.4)0.373
Outpatient‡0.5 (1.0)0.5 (1.2)0.6 (1.9)0.069
A&E‡0.1 (0.3)0.1 (0.4)0.1 (0.4)0.896
  • *Not available at 60 months.

  • †P value for change over time.

  • ‡Numbers based on 3 months prior to interview.

  • A&E, accident and emergency services; GP, general practitioner; HCA, healthcare assistant.