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Table 4 Use of hospital outpatient care in people with MS during the 10-year period distributed by department: number and proportion of users, mean (sd), median (IQR) and range of contacts

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

Department Users, n (%) Mean (sd) Median (IQR) Range
Total 120 (99) 106 (86) 72 (47–149) 9–543
Neurology 117 (97) 39 (31) 30 (16–50) 1–160
Medical service and radiology 103 (85) 5 (4) 4 (2–6) 1–23
Rehabilitation 92 (76) 42 (66) 18 (5–42) 1–350
Emergency 83 (69) 5 (6) 3 (1–7) 1–34
Urology 67 (55) 13 (16) 7 (4–17) 2–59
Ophthalmology 65 (54) 4 (4) 3 (1–6) 1–15
Obstetrics and gynecology 63 (52) 5 (5) 4 (1–6) 1–23
Surgery 61 (50) 7 (14) 3 (1–6) 1–79
Medicine 56 (46) 5 (7) 3 (1–6) 1–40
Orthopedics 50 (41) 4 (5) 2 (1–4) 1–30
Ear, nose and throat 30 (25) 2 (2) 2 (1–3) 1–9
Dermatology 21 (17) 2 (1) 1 (1–3) 1–4
Oncology 19 (16) 13 (17) 5 (2–23) 1–56
Geriatrics 17 (14) 5 (10) 2 (1–4) 1–41
Infection 13 (11) 5 (8) 1 (1–6) 1–30
Gastroenterology 11 (9) 7 (12) 2 (1–9) 1–33
Psychiatry 10 (8) 11 (19) 2 (1–31) 1–40
Endocrinology 8 (7) 3 (3) 2 (1–3) 1–10
Othera 56 (46) 14 (17) 7 (2–22) 1–71
  1. aIncludes professions that less than 5 % of the PwMS have been in contact with