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Table 3 Views of patients with nonurgent problems (%)

From: Contacts with out-of-hours primary care for nonurgent problems: patients’ beliefs or deficiencies in healthcare?

View Total (N = 625) Medically unnecessary (N = 435) Medically necessary (N = 190)
Expectation    
 Expecting to see a doctor 70.1 66.7* 78.1
Perception of urgency    
 Nonurgent 24.2 27.5* 16.6
Perception of patient’s own health    
 Poor 12.7 13.5 10.9
Attitude towards physical symptoms    
 Worried 22.4 23.1 20.9
GP cooperative is intended for all requests for helpa    
 Agree 46.6 51.4* 36.4
  1. *p < 0.05, in bold
  2. aQuestion asked in two GP cooperatives