Table 1

Annual rates of healthcare use per 1000 child-years and relative change from baseline 2007 to 2017∗,†

Infants
<1 year
Preschool children
1–4 years old
School children
5–9 years old
Teenagers
10–14 years old
Baseline2017% change*
(95% CI)
Baseline2017% change*
(95% CI)
Baseline2017% change*
(95% CI)
Baseline2017% change*
(95% CI)
General practice consultations6084672210.5 (8.9 to 12.0)27072368−12.5 (−13.2 to 11.8)14161218−14.0 (-14.8, to 13.2)11431074−6.0 (−7.0 to 5.0)
Outpatient visits883152973.1 (66.0 to 80.2)51870636.3 (33.7 to 38.9)47764936.2 (33.8 to 38.6)45164843.9 (41.1 to 46.7)
Emergency department visits†56278038.6 (32.8 to 44.5)41949718.8 (17.0 to 20.5)22624910.3 (8.2,12.3)2802976.2 (4.2 to 8.1)
Emergency admissions31241031.6 (24.2 to 39.1)10912312.8 (8.8 to 16.8)38392.8 (−2.9 to 8.5)3434−1.4 (−8.1 to 5.2)
Elective admissions476846.4 (14.1 to 78.6)5352−3.0 (−13.7 to 7.6)4847−2.4 (−10.3 to 5.5)384620.7 (−1.0 to 42.3)
  • *% change calculated as (rate in 2017—rate in baseline)/rate in baseline; 95% CI.

  • †Baseline year used was 2007/2008 for all outcomes except emergency department visits, which was 2011/2012 due to poor data quality prior to this time.