Table 3

Additional resource requirements (in terms of total appointment time) for general practices in deprived areas to offer equal appointment times to general practices in affluent areas

StratificationPractices in affluent areas
(N=70)
Practices in deprived areas
(N=80)
Observed appointment timesObserved appointment timesAssuming equitable appointment times
Total minutesMeanTotal minutesMeanTotal minutes% Change required
None49 919 411149.563 942 072146.165 403 076+2.3
 Sex—male19 951 031128.524 930 987121.126 455 168+6.1
 Sex—female29 968 380167.739 011 085168.438 851 4840.4
Sex—overall65 306 652+2.1
 Age—0–3915 401 79397.620 180 45695.220 692 836+2.5
 Age—40–5914 365 312153.919 450 870157.618 983 6352.4
 Age—60–7914 811 401225.918 428 732223.918 596 996+0.9
 Age—80+5 340 905308.15 882 014294.56 153 317+4.6
Age—Overall64 426 784+0.8
 LTC count—011 291 45674.710 942 17266.912 229 751+11.8
 LTC count—19 744 067130.810 531 390107.012 879 690+22.3
 LTC count—28 192 478187.910 285 517161.111 997 732+16.6
 LTC count—3–412 103 247275.017 244 417236.820 026 492+16.1
 LTC count—5+8 588 163412.314 938 576384.616 014 114+7.2
LTC count —overall73 147 780+14.4
 Age, sex—overall64 311 097+0.6
 Sex, LTC count—overall72 988 341+14.1
 Age, LTC count—overall72 834 600+13.9
 Age, sex, LTC count—overall72 563 329+13.5
  • LTC, long-term condition.