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Table 6 Regression models for number of treatment visits in patients treated by a physical therapist in 2005, for the United States (FOTO), Israel (Maccabi) and the Netherlands (LiPZ), for the total patient population, patients treated for their lumbar spine and patients with ankle sprain

From: Comparing patient characteristics and treatment processes in patients receiving physical therapy in the United States, Israel and the Netherlands: Cross sectional analyses of data from three clinical databases

  FOTO Maccabi LiPZ
Total population 1 b SE p b SE p b SE p
Constant (male, 50 years, acute complaints) 9.95 0.099   6.52 0.043   9.98 0.279  
Female -0.32 0.079 <0.001 0.32 0.039 <0.001 0.82 0.304 0.007
Age (in years) 0.01 0.002 <0.001 0.05 0.001 <0.001 0.13 0.009 <0.001
Sub acute complaints (reference = acute) 0.33 0.113 0.003 -0.01 0.052 0.953 1.78 0.378 <0.001
Chronic complaints (reference = acute) 0.60 0.103 <0.001 -0.80 0.046 <0.001 4.84 0.349 <0.001
Lumbar spine treated 2          
Constant (male, 50 years, acute complaints) 8.09 0.143   5.44 0.102   8.85 0.409  
Female -0.11 0.120 0.345 0.57 0.066 0.062 0.75 0.487 0.126
Age (in years) 0.003 0.002 0.173 0.04 0.002 0.158 0.05 0.015 0.003
Sub acute complaints 0.81 0.172 <0.001 0.06 0.115 0.005 1.57 0.607 0.010
Chronic complaints (reference = acute) 1.248 0.149 <0.001 -0.25 0.104 -0.026 2.25 0.583 <0.001
Treated for ankle sprain 3          
Constant (male, 50 years, acute complaints) 8.74 0.666   5.48 0.302   5.26 0.681  
Female -0.37 0.617 0.547 0.82 0.276 0.003 0.55 0.890 0.535
Age (in years) 0.01 0.021 0.759 0.03 0.009 0.001 0.01 0.027 0.597
Sub acute complaints 0.16 0.712 0.822 -0.35 0.307 0.251 1.56 1.181 0.188
Chronic complaints 2.59 0.783 0.001 0.64 0.340 0.058 3.09 1.394 0.028
  1. 1 Number of patients FOTO n = 35, 129, Maccabi n = 96,562, LiPZ n = 10,348
  2. 2 Number of patients FOTO n = 10,024, Maccabi n = 21,587, LiPZ n = 1,667
  3. 3 Number of patients FOTO n = 324, Maccabi n = 1,411, LiPZ n = 146