Skip to main content

Table 1 Number of consultations with general practitioners and psychiatrists by individuals with substance use disorders (n = 4,407) between March 31, 2003 and April 1st, 2005

From: Factors associated with high use of general practitioner and psychiatrist services among patients attending an addiction rehabilitation center

  Low service users Moderate service users High service users
n = 1,175 n = 3,007 n = 225
Description of service users according to their number of consultations with general practitioners and psychiatrists 25th percentile or lower 26–95th percentile 95th percentile or higher
Total number of consultations with general practitioners and psychiatrists 6,516 108,523 41,334
Range of consultations with general practitioners and psychiatrists 1–10 11–113 114–639
Proportion of consultations with general practitioners and psychiatrists 4.2 % 69.4 % 26.4 %
Average number of consultations with general practitioners and psychiatrists (2-year period) 5.5 ± 2.9 36.1 ± 23.3 183.7 ± 80.2
Average number of consultations with general practitioners and psychiatrists (per month) 0.2 ± 0.1 1.5 ± 1.0 7.7 ± 3.3
Average number of hospitalizations (2-year period) 1.3 ± 0.7 1.9 ± 1.4 4.5 ± 3.5
Average number of emergency department contacts (2-year period) 1.0 ± 0.3 1.6 ± 1.2 3.8 ± 2.8