Table 1

Comparison of hospital-based activity post-intervention (2014–2015) with pre-intervention baseline (2013–2014)

Non-hub practicesHub 1
(multi-practice hub)
Hub 2
(single-practice hub)
Hub 3
(single-practice hub)
New general paediatric outpatient appointments23% ↑134 to 25
81% ↓
(39% avoided, 42% shifted to out of hospital)
54 to 20
63% ↓
(all 63% shifted to out of hospital)
28 to 10
64% ↓
(all 64% shifted to out of hospital)
New sub-specialty paediatric hospital outpatient appointments5% ↑180 to 146
19% ↓
64 to 44
31% ↓
34 to 29
15% ↓
Paediatric A&E attendances12% ↓
1613 to 1263
22% ↓
520 to 541
4% ↑
304 to 215
29% ↓
Patients who attend paediatric A&E >4 times/year48% ↑69 to 47
32% ↓
27 to 39
44% ↑
5 to 5
General paediatric admissions into hospital13% ↓
221 to 183
17% ↓
109 to 91
17% ↓
37 to 35
5% ↓