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Table 2 Characteristics of the contacts involving patients with one, two or more chronic conditions

From: Chronic care management in Danish general practice - a cross‒sectional study of workload and multimorbidity

  Number of chronic conditions
  0 n (%) 1 n (%) 2 n (%) 3+ n (%) p‒value
Characteristics of the contacts n = 1,229 n = 1,315 n = 731 n = 528  
Additional psychosocial problems Yes 110 (9.0) 225 (17.1) 161 (22.0) 118 (22.4) P < 0.001
  No 1,119 (91.0) 1,090 (82.9) 570 (78.0) 410 (77.7)  
  No inf. 0 (0.0) 0 (0,0) 0 (0,0) 0 (0,0)  
Time consumption of the consultation <5 min. 165 (13.4) 128 (9.7) 60 (8.2) 36 (6.8) P < 0.001
  6–15 min. 810 (65.9) 876 (66.6) 470 (64.3) 334 (63.2)  
16–30 min. 205 (16.9) 280 (21.3) 173 (23.7) 141 (26.7)  
>30 min. 24 (2.0) 18 (1.4) 13 (1.8) 12 (2.3)  
No inf. 25 (2.0) 13 (1.0) 15 (2.1) 5 (1.0)  
The GP‒experienced burden of the consultation Easy 740 (60.2) 738 (56.1) 344 (47.1) 231 (43.7) P < 0.001
  Medium 277 (22.5) 297 (22.6) 213 (29.1) 130 (24.6)  
  Heavy 171 [9, 13] 261 (19.9) 162 (22.2) 163 (30.9)  
No inf. 41 (3.3) 19 (1.4) 12 (1.6) 4 (0.8)  
Referrals Primary care specialist 77 (6.3) 56 (4.3) 30 (4.1) 18 (3.4) P = 0.098
  Outpatient clinics 75 (6.1) 64 (4.9) 38 (5.2) 41 (7.8)  
  Hospital admission 15 (1.2) 14 (1.1) 19 (2.6) 8 (1.5)  
Substitution by staff possible Yes 144 (11.7) 231 (17.6) 111 (15.2) 83 (15.7) P = 0.001
  No 988 (80.4) 1,003 (76.3) 568 (77.7) 416 (78.8)  
  No inf. 97 (7.9) 81 (6.2) 52 (7.1) 29 (5.5)  
  1. 1 Consultations on prophylactic issues are excluded.