Table 5

Patient visits to the primary healthcare team, all patients (QIIP N=406; control N=403)

Baseline
12 months prior to LC
During
12 months during LC
Post
12 months after LC
Mean (SD)MedianMean (SD)MedianMean (SD)Median
Number of HCP visits*QIIP6.5 (6.11)5.07.6 (6.44)6.07.2 (7.20)5.0
Control5.8 (4.68)5.05.6 (4.67)5.05.6 (4.82)5.0
Visit with… % % %
Family physician or residentQIIP94.696.192.6
Control94.395.393.3
Nurse practitionerQIIP16.317.022.4
Control6.58.26.7
Nurse (RN or RPN)QIIP23.427.324.4
Control14.420.621.1
Diabetes nurse educatorQIIP4.915.312.3
Control7.910.712.4
DietitianQIIP9.914.311.8
Control7.07.26.2
Social workerQIIP0.72.53.5
Control1.53.22.7
PharmacistQIIP2.55.75.4
Control0.51.53.5
OtherQIIP4.77.65.7
Control2.02.55.5
  • *HCP visit defined as the total number of visits to all HCPs, significant p=0.001 over time.

  • HCP, healthcare provider; LC, learning collaborative; RN, registered nurse; RPN, registered practical nurse.