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Table 2 Occasions of service and number of users over the twelve-month study period

From: Health and social support services in older adults recently discharged from hospital: service utilisation and costs and exploration of the impact of a home-exercise intervention

  Occasions of service No of users Percentage of the group utilising services Averagea (SD) Medianb (IQR)
Health and residential care services n = 337
 Hospital admissions 192 112 33 % 0.57 (21.63) 0.00 (0.50)
 Residential high care 3 3 1 % 0.009 (0.25) 0.00 (0.00)
 Residential low care 21c 21 6 % 0.06 (0.25) 0.00 (0.00)
 ED presentations 39 33 10 % 0.12 (0.39) 0.00 (0.00)
 GP 3,333 333 99 % 9.89 (6.49) 9.00 (3.50)
 GP-home 256 55 16 % 0.76 (2.67) 0.00 (0.00)
 Specialist 748 189 56 % 2.22 (3.72) 1.00 (5.00)
 Nursing 1,263 68 20 % 3.75 (16.20) 0.00 (1.50)
 Physiotherapy 975 83 25 % 2.89 (3.75) 0.00 (0.00)
 Occupational therapy 59 22 7 % 0.18 (0.89) 0.00 (0.00)
Social support services in community-dwellers n = 319 (excludes participants living in low-care residential facility)
 Showering/dressing/personal care 4,980 58 18 % 15.61 (46) 0.00 (0.00)
 Meals assistance 12,409 92 29 % 38.90 (88) 0.00 (21.00)
 Domestic services 8,153 190 60 % 25.56 (49) 11 (16.00)
 Transport 3,586 123 39 % 11.24 (29) 0.00 (5.00)
 Shopping 2,206 71 22 % 6.92 (24) 0.00 (0.00)
  1. aaverage occasions of service per participant bmedian occasions of service per participant
  2. c20 low care residents at baseline, 1 person admitted to a hostel during 12 month study-period