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Table 5 Average numbers of consultations and utilisation of services when sick – HUES 2007/2010

From: Promoting universal financial protection: health insurance for the poor in Georgia – a case study

Indicator Year Total Urban Rural
Average number of consultations / contacts per person per annum (all sources of care)b 2007 2.01 2.36 1.67
2010 1.91 1.85*** 1.97**
Average number of outpatient consultations (all types) per person per annuma 2007 1.74 2.03 1.46
2010 1.66 1.60 1.72
Percentage of total population who reported being sick with any condition in last 6 months and consulted a healthcare providerb 2007 59.5 59.8 59.3
2010 60.3 59.6 60.9
Percentage of occurrences of acute illness in the past 30 days where a healthcare provider was consultedb 2007 56.5 55.6 57.9
2010 66.0*** 68.0*** 64.3*
  1. Notes: aSignificance of difference not tested; bStatistical significance of difference with baseline figure: ***P <0.01; **P <0.05; *P <0.1.
  2. Source: Authors and MOLHSA 2011 [27].