Table 3

Mean number of consultations (healthcare use) at each time point of the study for all participants, by sex

All participants
(n=845)
Baseline
(n=845)
36 months
(n=485)
60 months
(n=344)
P value
Mean (SD)
All consultations10.4 (7.7)11.4 (8.3)13.3 (13.6)<0.001
Primary care consultations9.8 (7.5)10.6 (7.8) –*0.064
GP5.9 (4.8)6.5 (5.9)7.5 (6.5)<0.001
GP out of hours service0.1 (0.5)0.2 (0.8) –*0.575
Practice nurse/practitioner/HCA†2.8 (3.0)2.6 (3.0) –*0.634
Community nurse†1.0 (3.9)1.1 (3.0) –*0.823
Clerical0.3 (0.7)0.3 (1.6)5.8 (10.7)<0.001
Pharmacist/pharmacy technician0.1 (0.3)0.0 (0.0)0.0 (0.3)0.693
All other consults0.2 (0.7)0.5 (1.1)0.0 (0.5)<0.001
Inpatient3.6 (15.3)4.6 (14.0)7.4 (18.6)0.071
Day patient0.2 (0.9)0.2 (0.6)0.1 (0.4)0.027
Outpatient0.6 (1.8)0.6 (1.2)0.6 (1.9)0.974
A&E‡0.1 (0.3)0.1 (0.4)0.1 (0.4)0.500