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Table 5 Change in contact in the whole population in AHPMCT area compared with the national comparator (adjusted odds ratio & 95% Confidence Intervals [CIs]

From: Impact of standalone and embedded telephone triage systems on after hours primary medical care service utilisation and mix in Australia

  STATEWIDE CALL CENTRE REGIONAL CALL CENTRE DEPUTISING SERVICE LOCAL TRIAGE CENTRE
  Metro Non-metro Metro Non-metro   
Overall use 1.38
(1.03 – 1.83)
1.00
(0.76 – 1.32)
1.04
(0.79 – 1.39)
1.18
(0.88 – 1.57)
1.05
(0.79 – 1.39)
0.76
(0.54 – 1.07)
All GP 1.56
(1.15 – 2.12)
1.29
(0.94 – 1.77)
0.91
(0.68 – 1.23)
1.51
(1.08 – 2.12)
0.92
(0.68 – 1.24)
0.98
(0.68 – 1.42)
   GP clinic 1.46
(1.07 – 2.00)
1.18
(0.86 – 1.64)
0.94
(0.69 – 1.28)
1.49
(1.04 – 2.14)
0.82
(0.61 – 1.11)
0.94
(0.65 – 1.38)
   GP home visit 1.75
(0.90 – 3.39)
1.74
(0.79 – 3.85)
0.98
(0.53 – 1.79)
2.01
(1.03 – 3.91)
1.10
(0.61 – 1.99)
0.96
(0.34 – 2.15)
ED 1.08
(0.79 – 1.47)
0.92
(0.69 – 1.25)
1.19
(0.86 – 1.65)
1.12
(0.82 – 1.51)
1.10
(0.80 – 1.49)
0.77
(0.53 – 1.11)
Ambulance 1.07
(0.60 – 1.92)
1.26
(0.68 – 2.32)
1.31
(0.74 – 2.33)
1.01
(0.59 – 1.71)
1.19
(0.70 – 2.04)
0.98
(0.46 – 2.10)