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Table 4 Selected linear regression models for health outcomes.

From: The association between continuity of care in the community and health outcomes: a population-based study

Explanatory variables (continuity of care indices) B Confidence interval (95%) p value
   Lower Upper  
Number of ED visits
UPC 0.16 - 0.29 - 0.03 - 0.019
MMCI 0.13 - 0.29 - 0.03 0.116
COC 0.18 - 0.29 - 0.07 - 0.001
SECON 0.16 - 0.27 - 0.05 - 0.004
Costs of ED visits
UPC - 82 150 - 14 - 0.018
MMCI 60 - 142 - 21 0.148
COC 91 - 148 - 35 - 0.002
SECON 81 - 138 - 25 - 0.001
Costs of medical consultation visits
UPC 22 16 - 59 0.254
MMCI 49 5 94 0.030
COC 10 22 - 41 0.545
SECON 18 13 - 49 0.260
  1. Results are adjusted for sex, age, ethnic origin, marital status, residential area (urban vs. rural), socio-economic score of clinic, and selected underlying chronic conditions.