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Table 3 Outpatient service utilization per patient at designated hospitals during a treatment course by survey period and county (percentage)

From: Utilization and expenses of outpatient services among tuberculosis patients in three Chinese counties: an observational comparison study

  Total Dantu Yangzhong Jurong
Baseline Final Baseline Final Baseline Final Baseline Final
n = 230 n = 174 n = 80 n = 49 n = 77 n = 64 n = 73 n = 61
Frequency of outpatient visits (visits)
 < 6 47.4 39.1 86.3 30.6* 28.6 15.6* 24.7 70.5*
 6–8 22.6 22.4 6.3 14.3 49.4 31.3 12.3 19.7
 > 8 30.0 38.5 7.5 55.1 22.1 53.1 63.0 9.8
Mean of outpatient visits (visits) 7.6 7.8* 3.2 9.1* 6.8 9.6* 13.2 4.8*
  1. Data source: Patient surveys and hospital records
  2. * P < 0.05