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Table 2 Absolute numbers of patients visiting the ED or the GP with Reason For Encounter (RFE) and Diagnosis according to ICPC2 chapters (database of Ghent and Antwerp)

From: Out of hours care: a profile analysis of patients attending the emergency department and the general practitioner on call

ICPC2 chapter RFE Diagnosis
  GP service ED Total GP service ED Total
Missing 2 1 3 14 2 16
General and unspecified 96 83 179 31 52 83
Blood, blood forming organs 1 0 1 1 4 5
Digestive 68 62 130 68 60 128
Eye 3 13 16 1 11 12
Ear 9 5 14 13 4 17
Circulatory 6 8 14 7 25 32
Musculoskeletal 33 119 152 27 106 133
Neurological 19 26 45 10 17 27
Psychological 6 17 23 7 19 26
Respiratory 72 47 119 124 56 180
Skin 17 58 75 21 78 99
Endocrine, metabolic, nutrition 0 0 0 0 3 3
Urological 2 6 8 8 8 16
Pregnancy, child-bearing, family planning 0 0 0 1 1 2
Female genital 0 3 3 1 2 3
Male genital 2 2 4 2 2 4
Social problems 1 0 1 1 0 1
Total 337 450 787 337 450 787