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Table 3 Use of primary care in people with MS during the 10-year period distributed by health care profession: number and proportion of users (%), mean (sd), median (IQR) and range of contacts (clinical visits, home visits, telephone consultations)

From: A 10-year population-based study of people with multiple sclerosis in Stockholm, Sweden: use of and satisfaction with care and the value of different factors in predicting use of care

  Users, n (%) Mean (sd) Median (IQR) Range
Total use of primary care 121 (100) 192 (297) 91 (33–210) 1-1884
Profession
 Physician 117 (97) 39 (52) 26 (10–43) 1–299
 Nurse 113 (93) 91 (213) 20 (5–93) 1–1428
 Occupational therapist 73 (60) 30 (30) 21 (7–43) 1–140
 Physiotherapist 61 (53) 62 (117) 17 (3–85) 1–789
 Nurse aid 24 (20) 37 (139) 4 (1–15) 1–689
 Orthoptist 15 (12) 12 (11) 11 (2–18) 1–43
 Welfare officer 12 (10) 6 (5) 4 (2–11) 1–16
 Dietician 10 (8) 4 (4) 2 (1–7) 1–14
 Psychologist 7 (6) 10 (7) 10 (4–14) 2–23
 Podiatrist 7 (6) 16 (13) 12 (6–27) 1–40
 Othera 15 (12) 6 (8) 2 (2–9) 2–25
  1. aIncludes professions that less than 5 % of the people with MS have been in contact with