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Table 6 Use of annual services by chronic patients > 65 years according to risk level by adjusted morbidity groups (AMG)

From: Chronic diseases in the geriatric population: morbidity and use of primary care services according to risk level

n (%) Low risk
1628 (49.5%)
Medium risk
1293 (39.3%)
High risk
371 (11.3%)
P
Total annual contacts with primary care \( \overline{x} \) (SD) 13.1 (12.3) 23 (17.3) 35.3 (27.9) < 0.01
Type of contact
 Medical 11.2 (10.7) 20 (15.3) 30.2 (25.7) < 0.01
 Administrative 0.9 (3.4) 1.8 (4.8) 3.3 (6.6) < 0.01
 Laboratory 0.9 (3.4) 1.2 (1.6) 1.9 (2.5) < 0.01
Form of Contact
 Face-to-face 12.2 (11) 20.2 (14.7) 27 (19.4) < 0.01
 Telephone 0.3 (1.3) 1 (2.8) 2.6 (8.3) < 0.01
 Home 0.6 (3.1) 1.9 (5.7) 5.9 (13.9) < 0.01
Professional contacted
 Family physician 6.7 (5.4) 11.5 (7.8) 16.4 (12.2) < 0.01
 Nurse 4 (6.5) 7.6 (9.1) 13.4 (17.9) < 0.01
 Dentist 0.02 (0.3) 0.05 (0.4) 0 (0) 0.01
 Physiotherapist 0.4 (2.5) 0.6 (2.8) 0 (0) < 0.01
 Social worker 0.1 (0.6) 0.2 (1) 0.4 (1.6) < 0.01