Table 2

Symptoms as noted by an out-of-hours GP (N = 529) (the S and O in the SOEP registration)
Main ICPC category Totaln = 529 % Referral n = 68 % No Referraln = 461 % P-value
 Symptom
General 48 52 48 0.564
 Pain 42 46 41 0.495
 Fever ≥38 5 6 5 0.762*
 Other 3 4 3 0.446*
Digestive 30 53 26 <0.001
 Vomiting/ nausea 16 41 12 <0.001
 Swallowing problems 8 6 8 0.575
 Diarrhoea 3 6 3 0.137*
 Ileus 3 7 2 0.017*
 Ascites 2 6 2 0.056*
 Other 6 4 6 0.785*
Respiratory 26 31 25 0.335
 Dyspnoea 26 31 25 0.296
 Other 1 2 1 0.564*
Endocrine, metabolic or nutritional 25 46 22 <0.001
 Loss of appetite 19 35 17 <0.001
 Cachexia 6 12 5 0.042*
 Dehydration 4 16 3 <0.001*
 Other 2 3 2 0.625*
Psychological 24 19 24 0.444
 Agitation and confusion 19 15 19 0.385
 Other 8 4 9 0.249
Neurological 16 9 17 0.088
 Drowsiness 15 7 16 0.055
 Other 1 3 1 0.174*
Urological 8 9 8 0.812
Cardiovascular 5 13 4 0.001
 Pulmonary or deep venous embolism 2 7 1 0.005*
 Other 2 6 2 0.056*
Skin problems 5 7 5 0.387
Number of Symptoms (mean, SD) 2.1 (SD 1.4) 3,0 (SD 1.6) 2,0 (SD 1.3) 0.038**
 Patients with >2 symptoms 32 56 28 <0.001

*Fisher Exact Test (2-sided).

** T-test.

De Korte-Verhoef et al.

De Korte-Verhoef et al. BMC Family Practice 2012 13:89   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-13-89

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