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Table 1 characteristics of the practices, patients and contacts in the analyses, 1987 and 2001

From: Changing patterns of home visiting in general practice: an analysis of electronic medical records

  1987 2001
Registration period 13 weeks 6 weeks
practices N = 103 N = 80
% single handed 50.5% 50%
% (very) urban 30.1% 42.5%
Average list size 3208 3883
Fte GP in the practice 1.4 1.6
% home visits of all face to face contacts 14.5% 7.6%
Average number of cases (contacts) in analyses 2396 964
Patients N = 124,791 N = 58,345
Sex (% women) 59% 59%
Average age 39.0 42.3
Number of face to face contacts 1.98 1.32
Number of visits 0.28 0.10
Face to face contacts N = 246,738 N = 77,167
% home visits 14.1% 7.4%