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Table 6 Use of health services by trial arm

From: Integrated GP care for patients with persistent physical symptoms: feasibility cluster randomised trial

   Intervention Control
  Measure Baseline
(n = 89)
24-week
(n = 79)
Baseline
(n = 72)
24-week
(n = 62)
Community services
 General practitioner Contact 82 (92) 67 (85) 66 (92) 53 (85)
 Psychiatrist Contact 2 (2) 4 (5) 3 (4) 2 (3)
 Other doctor Contact 37 (42) 40 (51) 34 (47) 29 (47)
 Practice nurse Contact 33 (37) 28 (35) 25 (35) 17 (27)
 Pharmacist Contact 31 (35) 26 (33) 25 (35) 18 (29)
 Physiotherapist Contact 28 (43) 24 (30) 23 (32) 14 (23)
 Social worker Contact 2 (2) 1 (1) 1 (1) 3 (5)
 Psychologist/therapist Contact 9 (10) 14 (18) 10 (14) 9 (15)
 Community mental health worker Contact 1 (1) 3 (4) 1 (1) 0
 Alternative treatment Contact 23 (26) 19 (24) 17 (24) 15 (24)
 Occupational therapist Contact 5 (6) 5 (7) 9 (13) 3 (5)
Hospital-based services
 Inpatient Length of stay 9 (10) 7 (9) 7 (10) 5 (8)
 Outpatient Contact 17 (19) 12 (15) 16 (22) 10 (16)
Tests
 MRI Contact 22 (25) 15 (19) 16 (22) 10 (16)
 CT/CAT scan Contact 11 (12) 8 (10) 11 (15) 8 (13)
 Ultrasound Contact 27 (30) 20 (26) 16 (22) 13 (21)
 X-ray Contact 34 (38) 23 (29) 30 (42) 16 (26)
 EEG Contact 7 (8) 6 (8) 6 (8) 3 (5)
 Blood test Contact 61 (69) 53 (67) 56 (78) 32 (52)
Informal care
 Personal care Hours/Week 14 (16) 4 (5) 15 (21) 8 (13)
 Child Care Hours/Week 8 (9) 12 (15) 9 (13) 12 (19)
 Help in home Hours/Week 34 (38) 27 (34) 31 (43) 25 (40)
 Help outside home Hours/Week 30 (34) 22 (28) 29 (40) 21 (34)
Productivity loss
 Days off work due to ill health Days 33 (37) 23 (30) 28 (39) 17 (28)
 Hours off work due to ill health Hours/week 34 (38) 23 (30) 28 (39) 17 (28)