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Table 2 Mean number of acute health care visits

From: People with type 2 diabetes and screen-detected cognitive impairment use acute health care services more often: observations from the COG-ID study

  Screen-detected
cognitive impairment (n = 34)
Screen negative (n = 112)
4 year period 2 years prior 2 years after 4 year period 2 years prior 2 years after
Acute health care services (A + B+C) 2.2 ± 2.8* 0.8 ± 1.2 1.4 ± 2.2* 1.4 ± 2.2* 0.7 ± 1.2 0.7 ± 1.5*
A: Unplanned hospitalization 0.6 ± 1.2 0.2 ± 0.6 0.5 ± 1.0 0.6 ± 1.1 0.3 ± 0.6 0.3 ± 0.8
B: Emergency room visit 0.6 ± 1.1 0.2 ± 0.7 0.4 ± 0.7 0.4 ± 0.8 0.2 ± 0.6 0.2 ± 0.5
C: GP out of hours service 1.4 ± 1.8* 0.6 ± 0.9 0.8 ± 1.4* 0.7 ± 1.3* 0.4 ± 0.8 0.3 ± 0.8*
  1. * p ≤ 0.05 for difference in mean number of acute health care visits between screen negatives and those with screen-detected cognitive impairment