Table 1

Demographic information and pre-enrolment healthcare utilisation frequencies and charges of patients right-sited to the family medicine clinic (Intervention group) and their matched controls (Control group)

InterventionControl
n=684n=684
Age, mean (SD)57.9 (15.6)57.5 (17.6)
Gender, n (%)
 Female347 (50.7%)338 (49.4%)
 Male337 (49.3%)346 (50.6%)
Ethnicity, n (%)
 Chinese513 (75.0%)501 (73.3%)
 Malay69 (10.1%)75 (11%)
 Indian63 (9.2%)70 (10.2%)
 Others39 (5.7%)38 (5.6%)
Housing type, n (%)
 1-room or 2-room5 (0.7%)8 (1.20%)
 3-room131 (19.2%)126 (18.40%)
 4-room223 (32.6%)228 (33.30%)
 5-room/Executive179 (26.2%)189 (27.60%)
 Private/Others146 (21.4%)133 (19.40%)
Pre-enrolment healthcare utilisation frequencies, mean (SD)
 SOC attendances10.06 (8.85)9.77 (10.79)
 Polyclinic attendances5.9 (8.17)6.44 (12.17)
 Emergency department attendances1.26 (1.57)1.3 (2.57)
 Emergency admissions0.81 (1.23)0.85 (1.95)
 Non-day surgery inpatient admissions0.89 (1.3)0.93 (2.06)
 Non-day surgery inpatient admissions LOS4.55 (9.59)4.45 (12.36)
 All-cause admissions1.26 (1.45)1.31 (2.28)
 All-cause admissions LOS4.92 (9.64)4.83 (12.47)
Pre-enrolment healthcare utilisation charges ($), mean (SD)
 SOC attendance charges1340 (1264)1307 (2029)
 Polyclinic attendance charges484 (850)532 (996)
 Emergency department attendance charges390 (497)393 (785)
 Emergency admission charges4895 (10 252)5297 (37 638)
 Non-day surgery inpatient admission charges5701 (11 055)6121 (38 006)
 All-cause admission charges6091 (11 206)6522 (38 071)
  • LOS, length of stay; SOS, specialist outpatient clinic attendance.