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Table 3 Appropriateness of medical care

From: Medical care of asylum seekers: a descriptive study of the appropriateness of nurse practitioners' care compared to traditional physician-based care in a gatekeeping system

  GP (n = 50) MOC (n = 100) UH (n = 100) PCP (n = 250) NHC (n = 200) Absolute Difference  
  n n n n [%] n [% ] % [CI95%] P-Value
Defining needs 44 97 90 231 [92.4] 158 [79] 13.4% [6.9;19.9] p < 0.0001
   Medical history 45 99 97 241 [96.4] 174 [87] 9.4% [4.2;14.6] p = 0.0002
   Clinical examination 47 98 95 240 [96] 170 [85] 11% [5.5;16.5] p < 0.0001
   Complementary investigations 50 99 95 244 [97.6] 199 [99.5] -1.9% [-4;0.2] p = 0.1056
   Referral 50 100 96 246 [98.4] 197 [98.5] -0.1% [-2.3;2.2] p = 0.9321
Access to treatment 48 100 96 244 [97.6] 198 [99] -1.4% [-3.7;0.9] p = 0.2641
Excessive medical care 0 1 1 2 [0.8] 3 [1.5] -0.7% [-2.7;1.3] p = 0.4815
Overall appropriateness 42 97 90 229 [91.6] 157 [78.5] 13.1% [6.4;19.8] p = 0.0001
  1. GP: General Practitioners, MOC: Medical Outpatient Clinic, UH: University Hospital (emergency ward department), PCP: Primary Care Physician (GP+MOC+UH), NHC: Nurse Healthcare Centre.