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Table 5 Reasons for seeking help at the ED

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

Question: 'Why did you decide to seek help at the ED?' (more answers possible) (N = 971)
Reason Absolute number of patients who checked the box (%)
Accessibility 140 (14.4%)
Competence of personnel 110 (11.3%)
Proximity 107 (11.0%)
Open 24/7 88 (9.1%)
No knowledge of GP on call 70 (7.2%)
Family doctor not available 50 (5.1%)
No need for an appointment 39 (4.0%)
Not wanting to disturb the GP on call 26 (2.6%)
No need for immediate payment 10 (1.0%)