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Table 3 Pattern dimension-outcome

From: Organizational interventions improving access to community-based primary health care for vulnerable populations: a scoping review

Organizational intervention Number of studies Outcomesa Pattern ‘Dimension- Outcome’
↓HR ↓ ED admission ↓ Unmet health care needs
Continuity of care via case management 16b 8/15 7/13 3/3 No
Formal integration of services 10c 4/4 6/6 5/6 Yesd
Clinical multidisciplinary teams 6 1/1 0/4 2/2 No
Continuity of care via arrangement for follow-up 2 1/1 1/1 - No
Revision of professional roles 1 - - 1/1 No
Institution incentives 3 1/2 0/1 1/2 No
Capitation 1 - 1/1 0/1 No
  1. HR hospitalisation rate, ED emergency department, RCT Randomized Controlled Trial, NRS Non-Randomized Study
  2. aNumerator: Number of studies with a positive outcome; Denominator: Number of studies assessing the outcome
  3. b9 RCTs and 7 NRSs
  4. c7 NRS, 1 RCT, 1 quantitative descriptive and 1 mixed methods study
  5. dAssociated with three dimensions of access: approachability, availability and affordability