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Table 2 Unadjusted Utilization and Expenditures of CBOC, VAMC and Crossover Patients in 2000–2001

From: Utilization and expenditures of veterans obtaining primary care in community clinics and VA medical centers: an observational cohort study

  Patients with at least one Visit or Admission Number of visits or admissions Per Person Per Year Expenditures Per Patient Per Year
  CBOC VAMC Crossover CBOC VAMC Crossover CBOC VAMC Crossover
Outpatient          
   Primary Care 94% 93% 96% 3.3 (2.8) 3.6 (3.1) 5.0 (3.9) $381 (438) $509 (626) $649 (720)
   Specialty Care 48 72 75 2.1 (4.0) 4.9 (8.0) 4.9 (6.5) 413 (1706) 1013 (3568) 1077 (4098)
   Mental Health 13 23 27 0.8 (4.9) 2.8 (14) 2.6 (12) 102 (665) 342 (1733) 302 (1363)
   Pharmacy 90 90 95 -- -- -- 684 (2009) 936 (2367) 1062 (2083)
   Radiology 30 55 58 0.6 (1.2) 1.3 (1.9) 1.4 (2.0) 111 (717) 251 (524) 287 (556)
   Laboratory 68 83 83 2.2 (2.9) 3.5 (4.6) 3.7 (4.3) 119 (332) 208 (410) 238 (3473)
Total Outpatient 97 97 99 23 (22) 36 (38) 40 (34) 2092 (3692) 3921 (6294) 4258 (7235)
Inpatient 5 13 15 0.1 (0.4) 0.2 (0.8) 0.2 (0.8) 656 (5120) 1867 (9306) 1964 (9042)
OVERALL -- -- -- -- -- -- 2748 (6936) 5788 (12351) 6222 (12701)
   Sample Size 23,894 26,176 11,074 23,894 26,176 11,074 23,894 26,176 11,074
  1. All outcomes are significantly different at a p-value < 0.0001;
  2. Numbers in parentheses refer to Standard Deviations;
  3. All analyses were adjusted for sampling weights.