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Table 4 Overview of frequent attendance in elderly samples or sub-samples across included studies

From: Frequent attenders in late life in primary care: a systematic review of European studies

Author and year Percentage of FAs Threshold for frequent attendance
Bergh and Marklund, 2003 10% n/a
Gilleard et al., 1998 10% > 15 contacts in 12 months
Menchetti et al., 2006 22.4% > 1 contact per month in 6 months
Rennemark et al., 2009 30% ≥ 3 contacts in 12 months
Scherer et al., 2008 15.5% > 17 contacts in 9 months
Sheehan et al., 2003 33.3% ≥ 11 contacts in 12 months
Svab and Zaletel-Kragelj, 1993 25% n/a
van den Bussche et al., 2016 In total: 19%
Def. A: 14.2%
Def. B: 8.9%
Def. C: 5.1%
Def. A: ≥ 50 contacts in 12 months
Vedsted et al., 2001 10% ≥ 12 contacts in 12 months
Vedsted et al., 2004 10% ≥ 12 contacts in 12 months
  1. n/a = No information provided; FA = Frequent attender; Def. = Definition