Table 2

Consultation rates during the year before and after the nurse consultation or matched control date

Intervention (n = 102)Control (n = 104)Adjusted analysisa
General practice consultationsConsultations, nConsulters, n (%)Consultations, nConsulters, n (%)Unadjusted RR ratio (95% CI)RR (95% CI)P-value
New chest symptom
 Year before9845 (44)11855 (53)
 Year after13856 (55)11253 (51)1.26 (0.98 to 1.61)1.19 (0.92 to 1.53)0.18
Any chest symptom
 Year before13745 (44)14555 (53)
 Year after18856 (55)13954 (52)1.38 (1.11 to 1.72)1.20 (0.96 to 1.51)0.11
Anxiety or depression
 Year before228 (8)2715 (14)
 Year after2213 (13)3314 (13)0.68 (0.40 to 1.17)0.51 (0.27 to 0.93)0.029
Median (IQR)Median (IQR)
Any reason
 Year before7456 (4–10)8517 (5–10.5)
 Year after8338 (4–11)7877 (4–10)1.08 (0.98 to 1.19)1.15 (1.04 to 1.27)0.005
  • IQR = interquartile range. RR = rate ratio

  • a Adjusted analysis included age, sex, and practice.