Table 2. Multivariate model of predictors of percentage change in consultation rate among frequent attenders (N = 1227)
PredictorsCoefficient, SD (95% CI) P value
  Consultation rate in the first 6 months0.003 (-0.000 to -0.007)0.105
  Continuity of care in the first 6 months, UPC-0.020 (-0.149 to -0.109)0.772
  Age (per 5 year increase)0.01 (0.004 to -0.015)0.001
  Sex, female0.042 (-0.008 to -0.094)0.115
Practice ( m ean % change in attendance, SD), IMD decile,a number of GPs
 2 (-41.04, ±39.62), 10th, 21RefRef
 4 (-42.92, ±40.93), 9th, 19-0.013 (-0.097 to 0.065)
 6 (-33.86, ±43.39), 6th, 200.094 (0.01 to 0.179)
 3 (-28.47, ±50.10), 5th, 120.139 (0.042 to 0.224)
 1 (-48.24, ±38.96), 4th, 11-0.062 (-0.142 to 0.034)<0.001
 7 (-28.71, ±40.78), 3rd, 190.103 (0.014 to 0.20)
 5 (-33.8%, ±42.44), 1st, 150.077 (-0.175 to 0.188)
  • a1st decile = more deprived; 10th decile = least deprived. IMD = Index of Multiple Deprivation. UPC = Usual Provider Continuity.