Table 1

Summary statistics of  township–county patients

OTOC
(n=564)
OTIC
(n=725)
ITIC
(n=801)
In total
(n=2090)
Sex
 Male56.964.144.354.6
 Female43.135.955.745.4
Age
 <2541.015.318.223.3
 25–4522.531.07.919.9
 45–6527.734.640.034.8
 >658.919.034.022.0
Family size (mean±SD)
4.4±1.74.2±1.64.0±1.74.2±1.7
Driving time to centre county hospital
 <15 min7.83.94.05.0
 15–30 min14.49.812.011.9
 30-60 min64.266.860.563.7
 >60 min13.719.623.519.5
Capacity of local township hospital
 High15.21.111.58.9
 Medium50.969.762.361.8
 Low33.929.226.229.3
Traffic condition
 National highway55.545.843.447.5
 Provincial highway25.720.624.023.3
 County highway18.833.732.629.2
  • ITIC, TC patient who used inpatient service in township hospital firstly, then inpatient service in county hospital within 30 days; OTIC, TC patient who used outpatient service in township hospital firstly, then inpatient service in county hospital within 30 days; OTOC, TC patient who used outpatient service in township hospital firstly, then outpatient service in county hospital within 30 days.