International Journal of Family Medicine / 2015 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Does the Primary Care Experience Influence the Cancer Diagnostic Process?

Table 2

Characteristics of primary care management.

All patientsPatients with breast cancerPatients with lung cancerPatients with colorectal cancerDifference between cancer sites
()()()() value

Having a usual source of PHC (%)89.386.993.488.10.301
Accessibility1 (mean score on 10)6.86.57.16.90.279
Continuity1 (mean score on 10)8.07.68.67.80.053
Comprehensiveness1 (mean score on 10)7.87.78.37.40.115

Scores of experience of care relate to care received at the usual source of PHC in the two years preceding the cancer diagnosis. A score of 0 was attributed to patients who had no usual source of PHC.
Pearson’s Chi-Square test for comparison of %, and Fisher’s test for comparison of mean scores.