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Table 1 Overall description of general non-mental health related health services utilization in five year intervals following entry into the Ontario healthcare system

From: A descriptive analysis of medical health services utilization of Veterans living in Ontario: a retrospective cohort study using administrative healthcare data

   Time intervals following entry into the provincial healthcare system
Non-mental health services utilization   0-5 years 5-10 years 10-15 years 15-20 years
   (N = 23,818) (N = 15,900) (N = 10,688) (N = 6,191)
Healthcare Encounters      
 Family Doctor Visit Mean (SD) 11.81 (13.24) 13.32 (13.91) 13.60 (14.40) 10.45 (11.29)
  Median (IQR) 8 (4–15) 10 (4–18) 10 (5–18) 7 (3–14)
  Mean (SD) 6.89 (8.78) 7.98 (10.51) 9.13 (10.77) 8.63 (10.12)
  Median (IQR) 4 (2–9) 5 (2–10) 6 (2–12) 5 (2–11)
 Emergency Room Visits Mean (SD) 3.17 (4.58) 2.65 (3.10) 2.69 (3.33) 2.33 (2.31)
  Median (IQR) 2 (1–4) 2 (1–3) 2 (1–3) 2 (1–3)
 Hospitalizations Mean (SD) 1.58 (1.28) 1.61 (1.41) 1.64 (1.54) 1.65 (1.33)
  Median (IQR) 1 (1–2) 1 (1–2) 1 (1–2) 1 (1–2)
 Cumulative hospital stay (days) Mean (SD) 6.93 (13.78) 8.05 (15.58) 8.13 (14.01) 10.63 (18.59)
  Median (IQR) 3 (2–7) 4 (2–8) 4 (2–8) 5 (2–10)