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Table 3 Change between baseline and follow-up in the frequency per week of performed servicesa

From: The effect of COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown on consultation numbers, consultation reasons and performed services in primary care: results of a longitudinal observational study

  Baseline Follow-Up Change p padjb
House calls (also: calls at nursing homes) 31.6 ± 54.1 13.7 ± 17.3 -56.6% 0.001 0.002
Local injection/infiltration 16.6 ± 43.2 7.7 ± 11.1 -53.5% 0.039 0.061
Stool examination 10.4 ± 13.5 5.2 ± 6.6 -49.4% 0.001 0.004
Referral to specialist 93.4 ± 89.0 49.0 ± 52.9 -47.6%  < 0.001  < 0.001
Check-up 35c 12.8 ± 12.6 6.9 ± 8.3 -46.3%  < 0.001 0.001
Physical therapy 9.2 ± 16.9 5.1 ± 11.5 -45.1% 0.037 0.063
Urine analysis 39.5 ± 26.4 22.0 ± 17.2 -44.4%  < 0.001  < 0.001
Pain therapy 20.2 ± 30.9 11.5 ± 24.2 -43.2% 0.022 0.041
Skin cancer screening 8.4 ± 11.6 4.9 ± 7.4 -41.8% 0.010 0.025
Electrocardiogram (ECG) 20.7 ± 17.4 12.5 ± 11.1 -39.7%  < 0.001  < 0.001
Blood tests 87.5 ± 61.9 52.8 ± 32.8 -39.7%  < 0.001  < 0.001
Nutrition counselling 16.7 ± 27.0 10.3 ± 24.1 -38.0% 0.070 0.103
Pulmonary function test 9.5 ± 10.9 5.9 ± 9.4 -37.5% 0.011 0.024
Sonography 14.5 ± 17.3 9.1 ± 12.2 -37.4% 0.008 0.023
Wound dressing/compression/tamponade 16.9 ± 19.8 11.3 ± 11.3 -33.5% 0.011 0.022
Disease management programme (DMP) 21.0 ± 20.1 17.3 ± 19.5 -17.7% 0.181 0.249
Psychosomatic basic care 24.2 ± 26.7 22.3 ± 27.1 -7.8% 0.622 0.652
Vaccination 16.1 ± 14.2 15.0 ± 13.8 -7.1% 0.563 0.652
Social medical assessments 4.8 ± 4.7 5.1 ± 6.3 6.3% 0.689 0.689
Lifestyle counselling, social counselling 36.8 ± 53.1 39.9 ± 46.5 8.4% 0.616 0.677
Continuous care for the chronically ill 82.8 ± 78.8 99.4 ± 239.4 20.0% 0.479 0.585
Organisation of patient care/support 8.2 ± 10.9 10.5 ± 16.4 28.5% 0.200 0.259
  1. a sorted in ascending order by change between baseline and follow-up; b α-level Benjamini-Hochberg-adjusted for 22 statistical tests; statistically significant results in bold and italic; c From the age of 35, the health insurance pays a regular health check-up every three years. The check-up 35 comprises anamnesis (particularly regarding the risk profile), physical examination (including measurement of blood pressure), blood examination (including lipid profile and glucose), urine examination (including protein, glucose, red and white blood cells, nitrite), medical advice concerning the test results and – if medically indicated – prevention recommendations [23]