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Table 4 Use of health resources and lost productivity

From: Retrospective epidemiological study for the characterization of community- acquired pneumonia and pneumococcal pneumonia in adults in a well-defined area of Badalona (Barcelona, Spain)

  Outpatientsa N=340 Inpatients N=241 Total N=581 p
  (%) Mean (SD) (%) Mean (SD) (%) Mean (SD)  
Medical visits
Primary care 83.2 2.8 (2.8) 59.3 2.0 (2.5) 73.3 2.5 (2.7) <0.001
Specialist 48.8 0.9 (2.1) 71.8 1.8 (2.0) 58.3 1.3 (2.1) <0.001
Emergency room 51.8 0.1 (0.3) 6.5 0.1 (0.2) 32.9 0.1 (0.3) NS
Test
Laboratory tests 35.3 0.4 (0.7) 38.6 0.5 (0.7) 36.7 0.4 (0.7) NS
Conventional radiology 100 0.8 (0.8) 100 0.4 (0.7) 100 0.7 (0.8) <0.001
Complementary tests 5.9 0.1 (0.3) 7.9 0.1 (0.3) 6.7 0.1 (0.3) NS
Hospitalizations --- --- 100 4.4 (0.3) --- --- ---
Lost productivity 20.9 4.7 (12.4) 6.2 2.1 (10.6) 14.2 3.7 (11.7) 0.009
  1. NS: non significant; aOutpatient: includes patients diagnosed in primary care centres and emergency rooms at hospitals.