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Table 4 Characteristics of patients not advised for follow-up care with their own general practitioner.

From: Follow-up care by patient's own general practitioner after contact with out-of-hours care. A descriptive study

  Telephone advice (n = 234) Consultation at the GP cooperative (n = 250) Home visits (n = 184) Total (n = 668)
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Gender     
   Male 92 (40.9) 98 (48.5) 87 (49.2) 277 (45.9)
   Female 133 (59.1) 104 (51.5) 90 (50.8) 327 (54.1)
Missing 3.8% 19.2% 2.7% 9.6%
Age (years) 30.7 (SD 24.2) 29.0 (SD 23.8) 63.5 (SD 19.1) 39.2 (SD 27.3)
Missing 2.1% 6.4% 2.7% 3.9%
Education level     
   Low 55 (25.2) 49 (21.0) 79 (48.8) 183 (29.9)
   Average 111 (50.9) 125 (53.6) 60 (37.0) 296 (48.3)
   High 52 (23.9) 59 (25.3) 23 (14.2) 134 (21.9)
Missing 6.8% 6.8% 12.0% 8.2%
Health insurance     
   Public 165 (71.1) 182 (74.3) 151 (83.4) 498 (75.7)
   Private 67 (28.9) 63 (25.7) 30 (16.6) 160 (24.3)
Missing 0.9% 2.0% 1.6% 1.5%
Received type of consultation as expected     
   Yes 84 (38.0) 206 (84.8) 151 (85.8) 441 (68.9)
   No 137 (62.0) 37 (15.2) 25 (14.2) 199 (31.1)
Missing 5.6% 2.8% 4.3% 4.2%
Patient's perceived severity of complaint     
   Not severe 87 (37.8) 85 (34.7) 9 (5.1) 181 (27.8)
   Severe 143 (62.2) 160 (65.3) 168 (94.9) 471 (72.2)
Missing 1.7% 2.0% 3.8% 2.4%
Patient's perceived urgency of complaint     
   Not urgent 80 (35.4) 62 (25.4) 13 (7.4) 155 (24.0)
   Urgent 146 (64.6) 182 (74.6) 162 (92.6) 490 (76.0)
Missing 3.4% 2.4% 4.9% 3.4%
Patient's worry about complaint     
   Not worried 36 (15.5) 43 (17.7) 16 (9.1) 95 (14.6)
   Worried 196 (84.5) 200 (82.3) 159 (90.9) 555 (85.4)
Missing 0.9% 2.8% 4.9% 2.7%
Patient's perceived correctness of diagnosis     
   Not correct 47 (22.4) 25 (10.5) 18 (12.0) 90 (15.0)
   Correct 163 (77.6) 214 (89.5) 132 (88.0) 509 (85.0)
Missing 10.3% 4.4% 18.5% 10.3%
Patient satisfaction 2.43 (SD 0.96) 2.03 (SD 0.70) 1.99 (SD 0.87) 2.16 (SD 0.87)
Missing 0.9% 0% 1.1% 0.6%
Performance score 6.7 (SD 2.0) 7.7 (SD 1.4) 7.6 (SD 1.8) 7.3 (SD 1.8)
Missing 5.6% 2.8% 4.3% 4.2%
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