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Table 1 Summary of outcomes, data sources, and analysis

From: Rationale and methods of an Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Community Paramedicine at Home (CP@home) program for frequent users of emergency medical services in multiple Ontario regions: a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Outcome Data source(s) Data analysis
Primary
 Number of repeat EMS calls resulting in ambulance dispatch in the study population Paramedic services administrative data - Comparison between intervention and control groups after the 6-month intervention
- Multi-level modeling of factors affecting outcome
Secondary
 Number of ED presentations in the study population Hospital and ED database
Paramedic services administrative data
- Comparison between intervention and control groups after the 6-month intervention
- Multi-level modeling of factors affecting outcome
 Number of hospital admissions in the study population Hospital and ED database
 Number of referrals to community services (intervention group only) CP@home database
Paramedic services administrative data
- Descriptive analysis
 Number of referrals to family physicians (intervention group only) CP@home database
Paramedic services administrative data
Tertiary
 Characteristics of frequent users (baseline only) CP@home database - Descriptive analysis
 Cost-effectiveness of CP@home CP@home database
Paramedic services administrative data
- Economic analysis
Process
 Number of CP@home visits CP@home database - Descriptive analysis
- Thematic analysis
 CP@home participant satisfaction Self-administered survey
Key informant and individual interviews of participants and paramedics
  1. ED emergency department, EMS emergency medical services