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Table 3 Medians of quality parameters per year for all PHCCs

From: Quality of sickness certification in primary health care: a retrospective database study

Quality parameter 2004 n = 18 2005 n = 18 2006 n = 18 2007 n = 19 2008 n = 21 2009 n = 21
1. Number of days on first certificate (days) 19 17 16 15 15 14
(17; 20) (15; 19) (15; 17) (14; 17) (14; 17) (13; 15)
2. Proportion of face-to-face consultations (%) 79 81 81 83 87 90
(74; 86) (76; 86) (76; 85) (77; 86) (82 90) (86; 92)
3. Proportion of certificates with non-specific diagnoses after 30 days (%) 10 10 8 9 10 8
(8; 13) (7; 11) (7; 13) (8; 11) (8; 12) (5; 10)
4. Proportion of certificates with notation about need for vocational rehabilitation after 30 days (%) 44 51 45 49 58 59
(37; 46) (44; 56) (37; 58) (46; 62) (49; 64) (52; 73)
5. Proportion of certificates with notation about prognosis for return to work after 30 days (%) 70 65 68 72 79 85
(61; 76) (55; 71) (62; 75) (63; 80) (71; 83) (79; 93)
6. Proportion of completely filled in certificates after 30 days (%) 27 32 36 38 41 52
(21; 35) (25; 40) (23; 40) (31; 47) (38; 50) (44; 60)
7. Proportion of acceptable certificates (%) 68 76 82 84 88 90
  (56; 77) (63; 82) (71; 84) (74; 89) (84; 90) (87; 92)
  1. Medians of medians and quartile values (Q1; Q3) are shown; n = number of PHCCs.