Table 2

Assessment of use of healthcare services among socially vulnerable patients admitted from 2000–2002 (N=78) and 2002–2004 (N=130) at Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark with first-episode myocardial infarction who participated in socially differentiated cardiac rehabilitation (CR) and who were evaluated at 2-year, 5-year and 10-year follow-up

Year of follow-upSocially vulnerable patientsRatio* Difference**P value
Standard CRExpanded CR
Proportion* Mean**NProportion* Mean**N
Participation in annual chronic care consultations in general practice20.01*780.09*1287.3* (1.0;55.2)0.02
50.15*750.38*1252.6* (1.4;4.6)0
100.47*660.36*1070.8* (0.5;1.1)0.13
Number of contacts to general practice219.0**7820.3**1281.3** (−3.6;6.1)0.6
521.5**7518.3**125−3.2** (−8.1;1.8)0.21
1025.0**6619.2**107−5.8** (−11.0;−0.6)0.03
Number of all-cause hospitalisations20.8**780.6**128−0.2** (−0.6; 0.3)0.46
50.7**750.5**125−0.2** (−0.6; 0.2)0.3
100.5**660.4**107−0.1** (−0.3;0.2)0.81
Number of cardiac readmissions20.3**780.2**128−0.1** (−0.29;0.07)0.24
50.1**750.2**1250.1** (−0.1;0.2)0.43
100.1**660.1**1070.0** (−0.1;0.1)0.98
  • Values are based on yearly survivors and on available data from registers.

  • *Data are given as proportions and ratios* or as means and differences**.