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Table 2 Total and per study group visits to a cardiologist, hospital admissions and deaths during follow-up

From: Disease management in the treatment of patients with chronic heart failure who have universal access to health care: a randomized controlled trial

  Total
(N = 1,360)
Disease management
(N = 682)
Usual care
(N = 678)
  Mean (s.d.) Mean (s.d.) Mean (s.d.)
Length of follow-up (years) 2.67 (1.22) 2.68 (1.21) 2.67 (1.22)
  n (%) n (%) n (%)
Primary endpoint eventsa 775 (57.0) 388 (56.9) 387 (57.1)
Deaths from all causes 450 (33.1) 232 (34.0) 218 (32.1)
Hospital admissions for all causes (N = 1,184) (N = 587) (N = 597)
  n n n
 Total number of admissions 5,766 2,913 2,853
 Total number of hospital days 30,540 15,296 15,244
Hospital admissions for heart failure (N = 628) (N = 302) (N = 326)
 Total number of hospital admissions 1,707 857 850
 Total number of hospital days 10,235 5,029 5,206
  Mean (s.d.) Mean (s.d.) Mean (s.d.)
Visits to a cardiologist during follow-up (number/year) 6.8 (5.6) 7.9 (6.3) 5.6 (4.5)
Visits to a primary practitioner during follow-up (number/year) 21.5 (13.7) 22.2 (14.4) 20.9 (12.9)
  1. s.d. standard deviation
  2. aThe primary endpoint was defined as the first hospital admission for heart failure or death from any cause