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Table 3 Outcome of PC+ consultation for the total group and the random sample

From: Substitution of hospital care with Primary Care Plus: differences in referral patterns according to specialty, specialist and diagnosis group

  Total group (n = 4536) Random samples (n = 472) P-value
Mean age ± SD 52.7 ±19.6 51.8 ±18.8 0.314
Gender Female 2714 (59.8%) 297 (62.9%)  
  Male 1822 (40.2%) 175 (37.1%) 0.368
  Back to GP Referral to SC Back to GP Referral to SC  
n % n % n % n %  
Total* 3132 (69.0) 1275 (28.1) 310 (65.7) 162 (34.3)  
GYN 53 (91.4) 5 (8.6) 18 (90.0) 2 (10.0)  
INT 136 (84.0) 26 (16.0) 17 (85.0) 3 (15.0)  
ENT 687 (78.8) 180 (20.6) 67 (77.0) 20 (23.0)  
DER 1083 (73.6) 305 (20.7) 100 (68.0) 46 (31.3)  
OPT 365 (64.0) 202 (35.4) 37 (64.9) 21 (35.1)  
NEU 174 (63.0) 91 (33.0) 17 (60.7) 11 (39.3)  
REU 182 (59.5) 107 (35.0) 16 (51.6) 15 (48.4)  
ORT 451 (55.0) 359 (43.8) 38 (46.3) 44 (53.7)  
  1. *Total represents all patients that were seen in PC+ of which referral information after consultation was known. For 2.9% the outcome after PC+ consultation was unknown, which explains why percentages in the left column do not add up to 100%