Use of Healthcare Services and Absenteeism
Among the 3,161 participants in the Registry, 94% (n = 2,974) received care at a primary HTC location, 8% (n= 246) received care at an HTC outreach clinic, and 1% (n=34) received care at an HTC telemedicine session or clinic (Table 5A).
Table 5A: Healthcare utilization: location of HTC care among the Registry participants, 2014
|Location of HTC Care||N = 3161* (%)|
|HTC Primary Location||2974 (94)|
|HTC Outreach Clinic||246 (8)|
|HTC Telemedicine Session or Telemedicine Clinic||34 (1)|
In 2014, the mean number of days missed from school or work due to the bleeding disorder was approximately three days (range 0-220 days) among the 59% (n=1863) of the Registry participants eligible for this question (Table 5B). The mean number of emergency room (ER) visits was two (range 1-30); 23.4% (n=741) of the Registry participants reported ER visits in the last 12 months. The mean number of inpatient admissions due to the bleeding disorder was 1.6 (range 1-20) with an approximate mean stay of seven days (range 1-90) in the hospital once admitted.
Table 5B: Use of healthcare services and absenteeism: hospitalizations, ER visits, and days missed from school or work among the Registry participants, 2014
|No. of patients
|Days missed school or work due to bleeding disorder||1863||5566||2.99||0||0–220|
|ER visits due to bleeding disorder||741||1509||2.04||1||1–30|
|Inpatient admissions due to bleeding disorder||359||577||1.61||1||1–20|
|Nights as inpatient due to bleeding disorder||337||2339||6.94||3||1–90|