TABLE VII

Variables showing significant effect of type of care received on ownership of peak flow meter. Values are means (95% confidence intervals)

Outcome*Integrated careConventional careRatio (95% confidence interval)
Hospital admissions:(dagger)
   Patients who did not own a peak flow meter at beginning of study0.10 (0.06 to 0.14)0.06 (0.04 to 0.09)1.76 (1.09 to 2.85)(???)
No disturbed nights:(double dagger)
   Patients who already owned a peak flow meter at beginning of study0.92 (0.58 to 1.46)0.48 (0.31 to 0.74)1.92 (1.02 to 3.64)(???)
  •  *Tests for interaction were conducted on 14 variables.

  •  (dagger)Means were estimated from Poisson regression models after controlling for initial peak flow expiratory volume in one second (as% of predicted), and duration and severity of asthma.

  •  (double dagger)Odds of having no disturbed nights/week against some disturbed nights/week, estimated from binomial regression models after controlling for initial peak flow, forced expiratory volume in one second (as % of predicted), and duration and severity of asthma.

  •  (???)P<0.05.