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Table 3 Multilevel logistic regression analyses with dependent variables referrals to internist, ophthalmologist and cardiologist and as independent variable presence of primary care nurse for newly diagnosed and known diabetes patients, 2004 and 2006§.

From: Primary care nurses: effects on secondary care referrals for diabetes

  Newly diagnosed diabetes patients Known diabetes patients
  Model 1 Model 2# Model 1 Model 2#
  OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
2004         
   Internist 0.75 0.25-2.21 0.77 0.27-2.13 1.22 0.78-1.91 1.25 0.80-1.96
   Ophthalmologist 2.09 0.59-7.35 1.84 0.56-6.08 1.36 0.67-2.72 1.29 0.65-2.58
   Cardiologist 0.45 0.10-2.04 0.45 0.09-2.20 1.07 0.50-2.31 0.97 0.49-1.94
2006         
   Internist 3.65 0.47-28.09 4.23 0.53-34.07 0.70 0.45-1.08 0.61 0.39-0.95 1
   Ophthalmologist 0.85 0.19-3.87 1.85 0.39-8.66 0.62 0.24-1.59 0.69 0.27-1.74
   Cardiologist 0.36 0.13-1.05 0.30 0.09-1.00 0.91 0.46-1.79 0.68 0.36-1.30
  1. §For both newly diagnosed and known diabetes patient separate analyses were performed for referrals to internists, ophthalmologists and cardiologist and for both 2004 and 2006 This table shows the results of 24 analyses.
  2. 1significant P < 0.05
  3. #referral analyses adjusted for age, gender, distance to hospital, related and unrelated comorbidity;