Table 3

Differences between NPCS-rated needs and provision at 6 months (n=211): item level analysis

NPCS itemsNPCS-Needs at dischargeNPCS-Gets at 6 monthsWilcoxon signed rank tests
Missing
n
Median (IQR)RangeMedian (IQR)Rangezp Value
Medical care32 (1–2)0–32 (1–2)0–3−0.060.95
Nursing care40 (0–1)0–30 (0–1)0–3−0.080.93
Number of carers11 (0–1)0–21 (0–1)0–22.040.04
Care frequency62 (0–3)0–53 (0–4)0–53.33<0.001
Personal enabler51 (0–2)0–30 (0–1)0–3−6.28<0.001
Therapy disciplines23 (2–3)0–32 (1–2)0–3−7.67<0.001
Therapy intensity32 (2–3)0–32 (1–2)0–3−5.81<0.001
Vocational rehabilitation60 (0–1)0–30 (0–0)0–3−5.55<0.001
Social worker41 (1–2)0–30 (0–1)0–3−7.50<0.001
Family carer support21 (0–1)0–30 (0–1)0–3−2.540.01
Residential respite60 (0–0)0–30 (0–0)0–3−3.61<0.001
Day care90 (0–1)0–20 (0–0)0–2−5.83<0.001
Advocacy140 (0–0)0–30 (0–0)0–3−1.960.06
Equipment71 (0–2)0–31 (0–1)0–3−5.20<0.001
Accommodation52 (0–2)0–82 (0–2)0–8−0.520.60
  • Significant underprovisions in comparison with predicted needs are italisised and overprovision in bold.

  • To allow for multiple tests, the threshold for significance is taken as 0.05/15 = 0.003.

  • NPCS, Needs and Provision Complexity Scale.