Table 1

Longitudinal continuity of care in Advanced Access and control practices.

Advanced Access,mean S (D)Control, mean (SD)
ContinuityBeforeAfterBeforeAfterCrude differenceAdjusted differencea (95% CI)Adjusted P-valuea
COC (GPs in surgery)0.43 (0.36)0.40 (0.35)0.43 (0.35)0.46 (0.34)−0.060.003 (− 0.07 to 0.07)0.93
COC (doctors and nurses, all t y pes consultations)0.32 (0.31)0.28 (0.27)0.32 (0.30)0.34 (0.30)−0.060.006 (− 0.07 to 0.08)0.88
UPC (GPs n i surgery)0.68 (0.25)0.64 (0.26)0.67 (0.25)0.68 (0.24)−0.040.003 (− 0.05 to 0.06)0.89
UPC (doctors and nurses, all types consultations)0.56 (0.23)0.50 (0.22)0.55 (0.23)0.54 (0.23)−0.040.009 (− 0.05 to 0.07)0.77
  • a Adjusted o f r pre-Advanced Access continuity scores, patient age and sex, and practice-list size, training, personal medical services (PMS) and ex-fundholding status . Al analyses take appropriate account of clustered nature of data. COC = continuity of care. SD = standard deviation. UPC = usual provider of care.