Table 4

Reasons for hospital referral as noted by the out-of-hours GP (the E in the SOEP registration Nā€‰=ā€‰68)
N %
Digestive 21 30.9
Vomiting (incl. haematemesis) 11 16.2
Ileus 4 5.9
Ascites 3 4.4
Rectal bleeding 2 2.9
Peritonitis 1 1.5
Endocrine, metabolic and nutritional 13 19.1
Dehydration 11 16.2
Hyperglycaemia 2 2.9
Respiratory 12 17.6
Pneumonia/pleuritis 9 13.2
Dyspnoea 3 4.4
Cardiovascular 8 11.8
Cardiac 4 5.9
Deep venous thrombosis (feet) 3 4.4
Pulmonary embolism 1 1.5
General 7 10.3
Pain 5 7.4
Weakness 1 1.5
Fever 1 1.5
Other symptoms 14 20.6
Epilepsy 6 8.8
Anuria 4 5.9
Confusion/delirium 3 4.4
Fracture 1 1.5
Other aspects
Family burden or no family 6 8.8
Diagnosis in the hospital 1 1.5

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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