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Table 3 Results for healthcare costs (€) comparing intervention group (n = 646) and control group (n = 662) from 1 Jan 2018 until 31 Dec 2019

From: Costs and effects of comprehensive geriatric assessment in primary care for older adults with high risk for hospitalisation

Outcomes Group Unadjusted mean cost (€) Unadjusted mean difference (€) Adjusted mean difference € (95% CI)a P value
Total cost of hospital care episodes Intervention 10,810 -2165 −2994 (− 5690 to − 297) 0.03
Control 12,975    
Total cost of visits Intervention 11,440 − 830 − 1369 (− 2923 to 186) 0.08
Control 12,270    
 -Cost of primary care visits Intervention 4009 − 326 −297 (− 909 to 314) 0.34
Control 4335    
 -Cost of emergency room visits Intervention 1253 − 131 − 170 (− 378 to 38) 0.11
Control 1384    
 -Cost of other outpatient care visits Intervention 6178 − 373 − 855 (− 2205 to 495) 0.21
Control 6551    
Total cost of visits and hospital care episodes Intervention 22,250 − 2995 − 4324 (−7962 to −686) 0.02
Control 25,245    
  1. aAdjusted mean differences were analysed with mixed models using primary care centres as random intercept. All models were estimated by a normal distribution with a identity link and were adjusted for risk score, age and gender. CI Confidence interval. Significant results are marked with bold text