Table 1

The trend changes in the rate of ED visits associated with the implementation of IC in Norrtälje between 2000 and 2015

Rate of ED visits per quarter per 10 000 populationAge adjusted rate of ED visits per quarter per 10 000 populationLevel change (immediately following the intervention)Trend change
(after the intervention)
BeforeAfterBeforeAfterIRR (95% CI)P valueIRR (95% CI)P value
All inhabitants1503.51562.71478.841584.170.996 (0.971 to 1.022)0.7930.997 (0.995 to 0.998)0.000
Males1627.01620.41674.51728.00.959 (0.937 to 0.983)0.0010.997 (0.995 to 0.998)0.000
Females1499.51510.61336.61493.61.036 (1.009 to 1.064)0.0080.995 (0.994 to 0.998)0.000
65–79 years1218.11287.5822.7891.51.037 (1.003 to 1.073)0.0340.995 (0.993 to 0.997)0.000
80+ years2145.82298.3660.05700.570.946 (0.911 to 0.983)0.0050.998 (0.996 to 1.00)0.323
Lowest income1582.21593.01449.61553.10.941 (0.917 to 0.965)0.0000.996 (0.994 to 0.997)0.000
Living alone1650.31764.41538.21676.60.987 (0.963 to 1.011)0.3010.996 (0.995 to 0.998)0.000
Born outside of Sweden1452.41683.01591.51748.00.872 (0.852 to 0.894)0.0000.991 (0.989 to 0.992)0.000
  • The step change the level change immediately after the implementation of IC.

  • The trend change in the rate of ED visits in the postintervention period.

  • ED, emergency department; IC, integrated care; IRR, incidence rate ratio.