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Table. 1 Baseline Characteristics of Matched GeriPACT and PACT Patients in Veterans Affairs Facilities in 2016

From: Evaluation of a geriatrics primary care model using prospective matching to guide enrollment

Patient Characteristic GeriPACT
(n = 275)
PACT
(n = 275)
Standardized Mean Difference
Data Collected from Electronic Health Record, used in matching
  Age, mean (SD) 80.8 (6.9) 79.4 (7.0) -0.20
  Black race, N (%) 34 (12.4 %) 34 (12.4 %) 0
  White race, N (%) 229 (83.3 %) 229 (83.3 %) 0
  Other non-white race or missing, N (%) 12 (4.4 %) 12 (4.4 %) 0
  Female, N (%) 5 (1.8 %) 5 (1.8 %) 0
  Presence of note related to advance directive, N (%) 77 (28.0 %) 77 (28.0 %) 0
  Any Hospitalizations in prior year, N (%) 22 (8.0 %) 22 (8.0 %) 0
  # of Hospitalizations in prior year, mean (SD) 0.11 (0.43) 0.10 (0.40) -0.03
  JEN Frailty Index (JFI) score, mean (SD) 4.0 (2.0) 3.9 (1.8) -0.05
  Care Assessment Need (CAN) score, mean (SD) 49.4 (32.1) 53.1 (29.4) 0.12
  Dementia diagnosis, N (%)1 9 (3.3 %) 9 (3.3 %) 0
Measures Collected via Baseline Survey, not used in matching
  Cognitive status (education-adjusted TICS-m) mean (SD)2 30.2 (4.6) 30.4 (5.1) 0.06
  Number of ADLs with help needed, mean (SD) 1.4 (1.7) 1.0 (1.4) -0.23
  Number of IADLs with help needed, mean (SD) 2.2 (2.2) 1.7 (2.0) -0.23
  Social support mean (SD)3 49.4 (10.0) 50.4 (10.4) 0.09
  Good or Okay Financial security N(%)4 189 (68.7 %) 215 (78.2 %) 0.19
  Inadequate health literacy N (%)5 73 (26.5 %) 74 (26.9 %) -0.02
  Number of individuals in household, mean (SD) 1.9 (0.9) 1.9 (0.8) 0.04
  Presence of informal caregiver, N (%)6 153 (55.6 %) 160 (58.2 %) 0.05
  1. 1 Not measured in first data pull wave, and thus not collected for n = 56 patients in each arm
  2. 2 n = 24 missing values in GeriPACT arm; n = 13 missing in PACT arm
  3. 3 n = 6 missing values in GeriPACT arm; n = 8 missing in PACT arm
  4. 4 n = 6 missing values in GeriPACT arm; n = 1 missing in PACT arm
  5. 5 n = 25 missing values in GeriPACT arm; n = 13 missing in PACT arm
  6. 6 n = 1 missing value in GeriPACT arm