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Table 3 Resource use at quarterly clinic visits

From: Health-resource use and quality of life in children with bronchiectasis: a multi-center pilot cohort study

  Baseline N = 77 Month 3 N = 40 Month 6 N = 48 Month 9 N = 36 Month 12 N = 35 Total N = 236
Visit details
 Consultant Respiratory Physician 58 31 40 30 33 192 (81.4)
 Respiratory Fellow (advanced trainee) 17 7 5 3 1 33 (14.0)
 Nurse 2 2 3 3 1 11 (4.7)
Additional clinical services utilised
 Respiratory Function testing 51 25 26 26 26 154 (65.3)
 Physiotherapy 27 17 16 14 11 85 (36.0)
 Other allied health 7 5 4 3 0 19 (8.1)
 Respiratory nurse consultant 22 14 12 7 7 62 (26.3)
 Pharmacy - Prescription filled 23 14 12 11 7 67 (28.4)
 Pathology 11 7 8 4 5 35 (14.8)
 Medical Imaging 3 2 1 3 2 11 (4.7)
 Box study or exercise challenge 0 1 0 2 1 4 (1.7)
 Other consults 3 7 3 3 2 18 (7.6)
Healthcare carda
 Yes 60 30 37 25 29 181 (76.7)
 No 15 9 10 9 6 49 (20.8)
 Missing 2 1 1 2 0 6 (2.5)
Private health insurance
 Yes 23 13 15 15 9 75 (31.8)
 No 50 26 31 18 26 151 (64.0)
 Missing 4 1 2 3 0 10 (4.2)
Primary carer required to take leave to attend clinic appointment
 Sick/care’s leave taken 10 2 5 6 3 26 (11.0)
 No leave required 27 14 21 11 15 88 (37.3)
 Unpaid leave taken 7 0 2 4 2 15 (6.4)
 Not in paid employment 25 11 12 5 8 61 (25.9)
 Did not attend 3 0 1 3 2 9 (3.8)
 Other 4 4 3 3 3 17 (7.2)
 Missing 1 9 4 4 2 20 (8.5)
Secondary carer required to take leave to attend clinic appointment
 Sick/care’s leave taken 3 1 2 2 2 10 (4.2)
 No leave required 7 2 1 3 2 15 (6.4)
 Unpaid leave taken 1 1 0 0 0 2 (0.9)
 Not in paid employment 1 1 0 2 0 4 (1.7)
 Did not attend 41 15 16 13 16 101 (42.8)
 Other 1 1 0 1 0 3 (1.3)
 Missing/NA 23 19 29 15 15 101 (42.8)
Additional carer required to take leave to attend clinic appointment
 No leave required 1 0 0 0 0 1 (0.4)
 Not in paid employment 1 0 0 0 0 1 (0.4)
 Did not attend 5 2 3 0 0 10 (4.2)
 Missing/NA 70 38 45 36 35 224 (94.9)
  1. aA healthcare card is a government-issued card, which provides the cardholder with access to additional subsidies for medicines and/or healthcare services within the public healthcare system. Healthcare cards are issued to individuals who meet certain social and/or economic criteria