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Table 3 Distribution of respondents according to utilization of services, by SES, 2005 (n = 9206) and 2010 (n = 9180) (weighted samples)

From: The impact of primary healthcare reform on equity of utilization of services in the province of Quebec: a 2003–2010 follow-up

Utilization variable Very low Low High Very high Total
2005 (%) 2010 (%) 2005 (%) 2010 (%) 2005 (%) 2010 (%) 2005 (%) 2010 (%) 2005 (%) 2010 (%)
Has a usual source of PHC 63.2 65.4 67.7 76.8 74.7 82.7 75.1 81.1 71.2 78.8
≥1 hospitalization past 2 years 21.6 24.9 15.9 19.0 13.7 18.3 12.5 13.7 15.0 18.0
≥1 ER visit past 2 years 37.9 40.1 31.9 38.5 30.8 32.5 27.1 31.8 31.0 34.9
≥1 visit to PHC past 2 years 78.5 73.3 79.4 82.7 85.9 86.1 88.0 85.4 83.5 83.6
≥6 visits to PHC past 2 yearsa 30.7 27.0 26.5 22.6 20.5 17.1 15.9 12.9 22.2 18.4
PHC typea FMG-NC 9.7 12.8 9.8 10.4 9.7 10.7 10.8 12.4 10.0 11.2
FMG 21.4 21.5 26.4 26.2 27.3 27.6 25.5 26.4 25.9 26.3
NC 11.8 11.1 9.6 8.9 7.7 8.9 7.4 8.1 8.6 8.9
Total newer models 42.8 45.4 45.8 45.4 44.7 47.2 43.7 46.8 44.6 46.4
LCSC 9.9 9.7 7.6 6.7 6.0 3.5 5.1 4.7 6.6 5.3
Group practice 40.9 36.4 39.2 37.9 41.0 40.0 43.8 40.6 41.2 39.2
Solo practice 6.3 8.6 7.5 10.0 8.3 9.2 7.4 8.0 7.6 9.1
Total older models 57.2 54.6 54.2 54.6 55.3 52.8 56.3 53.2 55.4 53.6
Affiliation to family doctor 58.4 65.0 66.1 70.9 71.1 78.4 72.0 76.8 68.2 74.3
  1. aAmong individuals who have a usual source of PHC (n2005 = 6198; n2010 = 6753)