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Table 1 Number (N) and rate of consultations per 1000 inhabitants (°/°°) of nephrology specialists to all medical specialties, and total of consultations (medical and surgical specialties) of patients from both centers, relative to the reference hospital. RRR: relative risk reduction.

From: Utility of a thematic network in primary health care: a controlled interventional study in a rural area

Consultations Center Year 2000
N (°/°°)
Year 2001
N (°/°°)
Variation 2001–2000
N (°/°°)
RRR Difference in RRR (Total effect)
Nephrology Studied BZH 15 (2.63) 10 (1.75) -5 (-0.88) -33.46% -4.6%
  Control 10 (2.28) 7 (1.6) -3 (-0.68) -29.86%  
Medical (including Nephrology) Studied BZH 701 (122.98) 422 (74.05) -279 (-48.93) -39.78% -19.36%
  Control 475 (108.5) 378 (86.34) -95 (-22.16) -20.42%  
Totales (Medical and Surgical Specialities) Studied BZH 1685 (295.61) 1189 (208.59) -496 (-87.01) -29.43% -13.89%
  Control 1164 (265.87) 983 (224.53) -181 (-41.34) -15.54%