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Table 2 Association between consultation visits and frequent attender status (n = 28,233–66,831)

From: Comparing occasional and persistent frequent attenders in occupational health primary care – a longitudinal study

Characteristics Consultations, all Physician Nurse
av. md av. md av. md
2014
(n = 28,233)
*** *** ***
1-year-FA 4.9 4 3.6 3 0.7 0
2-year-FA 7.7 8 5.6 5 1.1 0
pFA 13.2 11 9.6 9 1.8 1
non-FA 2.9 2 2.3 2 0.4 0
2015
(n = 31,960)
*** *** ***
1-year-FA 5.7 5 4.1 4 0.8 0
2-year-FA 10.2 9 7.3 7 1.4 1
pFA 14.3 13 10.6 10 1.8 1
non-FA 2.7 2 2.1 2 0.4 0
2016
(n = 47,981)
*** *** ***
1-year-FA 7.8 8 5.5 5 1.2 0
2-year-FA 9.4 9 6.7 6 1.2 0
pFA 12.6 11 9.4 8 1.5 1
non-FA 2.4 2 1.9 1 0.4 0
2014–2016
(n = 66,831)
*** *** ***
1-year-FA 13.8 13 9.9 9 2.1 1
2-year-FA 26.4 25 19.0 19 3.6 2
pFA 40.0 37 30.0 28 5.1 3
non-FA 4.0 3 3.1 2 0.6 0
  1. One-way ANOVA –test, av. = average, md = median, p < 0.001 in all values
  2. FA status was defined as the top decile of attenders (frequent attender 10%, FA10)
  3. 1-year-FA = Patients that were in the top decile of attenders in one of the study years (2014, 2015 or 2016)
  4. 2-year-FA = Patients that were in the top decile in any two study years (2014, 2015 or 2016)
  5. pFA = Patients that were in the top decile in all three study years (2014, 2015 and 2016)
  6. non-FA = Patients that were never in the top decile were considered as a reference group, non-frequent attenders