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Table 4 Management provided in primary care clinics

From: Health profiles of foreigners attending primary care clinics in Malaysia

  Overall Public clinics Private clinics  
(n = 10,830) (n = 1067) (n = 9763)
  No. of encounter Percentage No. of encounter Percentage No. of encounter Percentage P-value*
Medication        
 Prescribed 8279 76.5 805 75.4 7474 76.6 0.8919
Investigation 2976 27.5 587 55.0 2389 24.5 0.0007
Procedure 2199 20.3 464 43.5 1735 17.8 <0.0001
Visit disposition        
 Referral 438 4.0 99 9.3 339 3.5 0.0174
 Follow-up 2963 27.4 769 72.1 2194 22.5 <0.0001
Medical leave certificate issued 2042 18.9 91 11.4 1951 22.0 0.0100
  1. *Chi-square test for differences between public and private clinics, P-value < 0.05 considered as significant