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Table 3 Direct healthcare resource utilisation in 12 months prior to enrolment (n = 114)

From: Direct healthcare resource utilisation, health-related quality of life, and work productivity in patients with moderate rheumatoid arthritis: an observational study

  Number of patients (%)
Number of outpatient attendances
 1 < 3 33 (29)
 3 < 6 39 (34)
 6 < 9 15 (13)
 9 < 12 15 (13)
 12 < 15 8 (7)
  ≥ 15 4 (4)
 Mean (SD) 5.5 (4.1)
Number of telephone contacts
 0 86 (75)
 1 < 3 23 (20)
 3 < 6 2 (2)
 6 < 9 3 (3)
  ≥ 9 0 (0)
 Mean (SD) 0.5 (1.3)
Number of day case admissions
 0 107 (94)
 1 6 (5)
 2 1 (1)
Mean (SD) 0.1 (0.3)
 Number of inpatient admissions
 0 113 (99)
 1 1 (1)
Number of A&E attendances
 0 114 (100)
Number of diagnostic and monitoring testsa
 0 16 (14)
 1 < 10 43 (38)
 10 < 20 25 (22)
 20 < 30 18 (16)
 30 < 40 7 (6)
  ≥ 40 5 (4)
 Mean (SD) 13.0 (13.3)
  1. A&E Accident & emergency, IQR Interquartile range, SD Standard deviation
  2. aIncludes full blood count, C-reactive protein, liver function, renal function, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, X-ray, and others