Table 3

Patient characteristics

APTCAREUSUAL CARE
CHARACTERISTIC(N = 120)(N = 121)
Demographic information
 • Mean age, y69.672.8
 • Male sex, %4837
  • First language is English, %9293
  • Has someone to confide in, %8788
  • High school or more education, %5765
 • Working for pay or profit, %1814
 • Household income ≥ $40 000, %4140
 • Lives alone, %2829
 • Owns home, %7679
Health profile
 • Fair or poor self-assessed health, %2737
 • Home care services client, %912
 • Mean no. of chronic conditions*2.72.4
 • CAD, %2633
 • Diabetes, %3332
 • CHF, %89
 • COPD, %1817
Risk level
 • Mean no. of ED visit in previous year, %1924
 • No. of visits to doctor in the previous y98
 • Identified as high risk by family physician, %3336
 • Mean no. of medications4.03.7
  • CAD–coronary artery disease, CHF–congestive heart failure, COPD–chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, ED–emergency department.

  • * Including diabetes; CHF; chronic anxiety, depression, or other mental illnesses; COPD; CAD; neurologic conditions; hypertension; anemia; arthritis or back problems; cancer; asthma; cerebrovascular disease; and ischemic heart disease, atrial fibrillation, or peripheral vascular disease.