Table 2

Breakdown of number of NHS appointments per type of activity organised per group and respective number of participants responsible for these appointments (12 months postrecruitment)

Type of NHS appointmentNeurology group (n=128)MRI group (n=95)P value
Total of episodesMean (SD)N (%)Total of episodesMean (SD)N (%)
Primary care services
 GP face-to-face appointment2331.82 (2.11)91 (71)1131.19 (1.64)57 (60)0.006
 GP phone appointment370.29 (0.75)24 (19)250.26 (0.49)23 (24)0.420
Hospital-based services
 Hospital outpatient appointment3222.52 (1.19)128 (100)250.26 (0.55)20 (21)<0.001
 Inpatient episode40.03 (0.35)1 (0.8)10.01 (0.10)1 (1.1)0.837
 Emergency department episode80.06 (0.24)8 (6.3)50.05 (0.22)5 (5.3)0.756
 Head CT10.01 (0.09)1 (0.8)10.01 (0.10)1 (1.1)0.832
 Brain MRI750.59 (0.49)75 (59)1001.05 (0.30)95 (100)<0.001
 Others (eg, botox and nerve injection treatments)390.30 (0.79)25 (20)50.05 (0.30)3 (3.2)<0.001
  • GP, general practitioner; NHS, National Health Service.