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Table 3 Comparison of ED patients whose FP did receive or did not receive an ED note in 2015

From: The receipt of information by family physicians about their patient’s emergency department visits: a record linkage study of electronic medical records to health administrative data

  Single ED Visit Multiple ED Visits
FP did receive an ED note
(N = 15,257)
FP did not receive an ED note (N = 21,925) FP who did receive an ED note (N = 6106) FP did not receive an ED note (N = 7253)
Sex
 Female 8624 (56.5%) 12,046 (54.9%) 3515 (57.6%) 4084 (56.3%)
 Male 6633 (43.5%) 9879 (45.1%) 2591 (42.4%) 3169 (43.7%)
Age (Mean ± SD) 51.85 ± 19.18 48.34 ± 18.83* 53.68 ± 20.76 51.02 ± 20.79*
Age Group (in years)
 18 to 24 1394 (9.1%) 2571 (11.7%)* 635 (10.4%) 923 (12.7%)*
 25 to 44 4291 (28.1%) 7292 (33.3%) 1542 (25.3%) 2049 (28.3%)
 45 to 64 5276 (34.6%) 7298 (33.3%) 1874 (30.7%) 2152 (29.7%)
 65 to 84 3604 (23.6%) 4100 (18.7%) 1627 (26.6%) 1725 (23.8%)
 85+ 692 (4.5%) 664 (3.0%) 428 (7.0%) 404 (5.6%)
Neighbourhood Income Quintile
 1 – Lowest 2561 (16.8%) 4352 (19.8%)* 1340 (21.9%) 1911 (26.3%)*
 2 2989 (19.6%) 4154 (18.9%) 1253 (20.5%) 1473 (20.3%)
 3 3092 (20.3%) 4121 (18.8%) 1191 (19.5%) 1330 (18.3%)
 4 3331 (21.8%) 4342 (19.8%) 1199 (19.6%) 1214 (16.7%)
 5 - Highest 3235 (21.2%) 4827 (22.0%) 1097 (18.0%) 1279 (17.6%)
Rurality
 Major Urban 7583 (49.7%) 12,760 (58.2%)* 2781 (45.5%) 3254 (44.9%)*
 Small Urban 6614 (43.4%) 5599 (25.5%) 2598 (42.5%) 2014 (27.8%)
 Rural 1060 (6.9%) 3566 (16.3%) 727 (11.9%) 1985 (27.4%)
ADG Groups
 0–4 (Lower) 7470 (48.9%) 12,029 (54.9%)* 1794 (29.4%) 2516 (34.7%)*
 5–9 6858 (44.9%) 8772 (40.0%) 3356 (55.0%) 3577 (49.3%)
 10+ (Higher) 929 (6.1%) 1124 (5.1%) 955 (15.6%) 1160 (16.0%)
Chronic Disease Cohorts
 Post AMI 378 (2.5%) 449 (2.0%) 60 (1.0%) 59 (0.8%)
 Asthma 2541 (16.7%) 3671 (16.7%) 818 (13.4%) 1027 (14.2%)
 CHF 608 (4.0%) 603 (2.8%)* 53 (0.9%) 55 (0.8%)
 COPD 1738 (11.4%) 2095 (9.6%)* 330 (5.4%) 375 (5.2%)
 Diabetes 2217 (14.5%) 2643 (12.1%)* 346 (5.7%) 397 (5.5%)
 Hypertension 5043 (33.1%) 5769 (26.3%)* 1049 (17.2%) 1129 (15.6%)
 Mental Health 11,858 (77.7%) 16,570 (75.6%)* 3340 (54.7%) 3879 (53.5%)
  1. *p < 0.001
  2. ADG Adjusted Diagnostic Group, Post AMI Post acute myocardial infarction, CHF Congestive Heart Failure, COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease