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Table 3 Association between patient self-rated health and physician-reported disease severity variables

From: Physician-estimated disease severity in patients with chronic heart or lung disease: a cross-sectional analysis

  Patient's Self-Rated Health
Physician-reported disease severity variables Excellent or Very Good Good Fair Poor
  (n = 148) (n = 389) (n = 660) (n = 459)
  ------ percent ------
Disease severity category*     
   Better than average 38 39 31 24
   About average 41 41 40 35
   Worse than average 22 20 30 41
Probability of hospitalization in next 2 years * 24 24 27 35
Probability of death in next two years * 13 12 14 19
Patient on disease medications 97 97 98 97
Laboratory tests or procedures done 87 83 85 82
Referred to specialist 53 48 48 54
  1. *p ≤ .001