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Table 2 Utilization data

From: Maccabi proactive Telecare Center for chronic conditions – the care of frail elderly patients

Variable MTC Control p-value*
Patients 388 388  
Hospital days, mean (s.d.)
 pre-intervention 0.48 (0.76) 0.32 (0.93) < 0.05
 post-intervention 0.37 (0.97) 0.43 (1.15)  
ER visits, mean (s.d.)
 pre-intervention 0.07 (0.09) 0.04 (0.08) < 0.05
 post-intervention 0.05 (0.09) 0.03 (0.06)  
PCP visits, mean (s.d.)
 pre-intervention 1.84 (1.1) 1.55 (1.0) N.S.
 post-intervention 1.80 (1.2) 1.44 (1.0)  
  1. *p values compare the differences between groups for the pre-post changes