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Table 2 Frequency of outpatient visits during a treatment course among patients who received only outpatient care and patients who received both outpatient and inpatient care by county %, 2012

From: Implementing a “free” tuberculosis (TB) care policy under the integrated model in Jiangsu, China: practices and costs in the real world

  DT YZ JR Total
Receiving only outpatient care (n = 14) (n = 49) (n = 43) (n = 106)
 1–3 78.6 0.0 20.9 18.9
 4–6 7.1 36.7 14.0 23.6
 7–9 14.3 51.0 16.3 32.1
 10+ 0.0 12.3 48.8 25.4
 (Mean) (2.9) (7.3) (9.3) (7.5)
Receiving both outpatient and inpatient care (n = 61) (n = 10) (n = 23) (n = 94)
 1–3 83.6 10.0 8.7 57.4
 4–6 8.2 60.0 17.4 16.0
 7–9 1.6 20.0 17.4 7.4
 10+ 6.6 10.0 56.5 19.2
 (Mean) (3.1) (6.3) (11.4) (5.5)
  1. Data source: Patient surveys and hospital records