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Table 2 Scores of primary care attributes and satisfaction between two groups before and after PSM

From: The effects of gatekeeping on the quality of primary care in Guangdong Province, China: a cross-sectional study using primary care assessment tool-adult edition

  Gatekeeping mean (SD) Non-gatekeeping mean (SD) P
Before Matching
 Mean score 1.99 (0.33) 1.97 (0.38) 0.675
 First contact-utilisation* 3.31 (0.68) 2.67 (0.74) < 0.001
 Accessibility* 1.59 (0.39) 1.71 (0.38) < 0.001
 Continuity 2.35 (0.86) 2.40 (0.80) 0.416
 Comprehensiveness 1.69 (0.47) 1.74 (0.53) 0.174
 Coordination 2.01 (0.46) 2.02 (0.52) 0.836
 Family centredness* 1.72 (0.66) 1.85 (0.78) 0.018
 Community orientation* 1.20 (0.33) 1.32 (0.48) < 0.001
 Cultural competence 1.99 (1.02) 2.09 (1.00) 0.195
 Degree of satisfaction 3.70 (0.68) 3.75 (0.71) 0.939
After matching
 Mean score 1.98 (0.32) 1.93 (0.35) 0.097
 First contact-utilisation* 3.29 (0.70) 2.66 (0.74) < 0.001
 Accessibility * 1.59 (0.39) 1.67 (0.36) 0.013
 Continuity* 2.26 (0.80) 2.40 (0.80) 0.047
 Comprehensiveness 1.72 (0.47) 1.68 (0.50) 0.447
 Coordination* 2.06 (0.43) 1.95 (0.49) 0.011
 Family centredness 1.74 (0.65) 1.75 (0.72) 0.987
 Community orientation 1.23 (0.33) 1.26 (0.44) 0.494
 Cultural competence 1.98 (1.00) 2.08 (1.00) 0.273
 Degree of satisfaction 3.69 (0.69) 3.70 (0.70) 0.843
  1. SD Standard Deviation
  2. *Significance indicated at p < 0.05, based on t-test of difference between those with gatekeepers and those without