Table 2

General description of the cases

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Number of cases12473197
Patient's age69.2±20.669.4±21.269.3±20.8
Patient's gender, % males40.332.937.6
Physician's specialty % paediatricians1.61.41.5
Linguistic region, %
 German75.068.572.6
 French18.528.822.3
 Italian6.52.75.1
Physician-to-patient relationship, %
 Own family physician86.378.183.2
 Urgency / holiday replacing0.84.12.0
 Institution physician11.317.813.7
 Other1.60.01.0
Observer of the incident; % 
 Physician/practisepractice staff50.050.750.3
 Patient / proxies21.823.322.3
 Community nurse1.64.12.5
 Institution (where patient lives)15.316.415.7
 Hospital0.81.41.0
 Other physicians2.40.01.5
 Pharmacist7.34.16.1
 Other0.80.00.5