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Table 2 Frequency of virtual and traditional consults among surveyed physicians

From: Comparing virtual consults to traditional consults using an electronic health record: an observational case–control study

  Responding PCPs n = 88 Non-responding PCPs n = 117 Responding vs non-responding PCPs p-value
Virtual Consults (VC)
 Range 0-36 0-27  
 Mean (SD) 7.4 (6.6) 6.8 (5.9) 0.46*
 Median 5 5 0.56
Traditional Consults (TC)
 Range 5-203 12-231  
 Mean (SD) 86.6 (42.1) 92.5 (40.8) 0.31*
 Median 87 89 0.47
 VC/TC (%) 11.4% 8.0% 0.19
  1. *p value from t-test.
  2. p value from Wilcoxon rank sum test.
  3. p value from poisson regression model for VC counts outcome, with log TC counts as the offset variable.
  4. Model adjusted for over dispersion using scale parameter estimated by the square root of Pearson’s chi-square/degrees of freedom.
  5. 421 physician surveys sent to 214 physicians who ordered a TC and 207 to physicians who ordered a VC.