Table 1

Proportion of patients in GP waiting rooms that have at least one condition in each CIRS domain, ICPC-2 chapter or ICD-10 chapter

CIRS domainnProportion of patients in waiting room (%, 95% CIs)ICPC-2 chapternProportion of patients in waiting room (%, 95% CI)ICD-10 chapternProportion of patients in waiting room (%, 95% CI)
Vascular293433.7 (31.7 to 35.7)K (Circulatory)276231.7 (29.8 to 33.6)9 (Circulatory)274831.6 (29.7 to 33.5)
Musculoskeletal*247928.5 (26.6 to 30.4)T (Endocrine†)269430.9 (29.2 to 32.7)4 (Endocrine‡)268830.9 (29.1 to 32.7)
Psychiatric193022.2 (20.6 to 23.7)L (Musculoskeletal)229326.3 (24.5 to 28.2)13 (Musculoskeletal‡)226826.0 (24.2 to 27.9)
Endocrine*184021.1 (19.7 to 22.5)P (Psychological)195322.4 (20.8 to 24.0)5 (Mental and behavioural disorders)191021.9 (20.4 to 23.5)
Respiratory119513.7 (12.7 to 14.8)D (Digestive)138715.9 (14.7 to 17.2)11 (Digestive)129614.9 (13.7 to 16.1)
Cardiac108912.5 (11.3 to 13.7)R (Respiratory)122714.1 (13.0 to 15.2)10 (Respiratory)121113.9 (12.9 to 15.0)
Upper gastrointestinal105212.1 (11.0 to 13.2)X and Y (Genital)3534.1 (3.5 to 4.6)2 (Neoplasms)4745.4 (4.7 to 6.1)
Neurological5426.2 (5.4 to 7.0)U (Urology)3123.6 (3.0 to 4.2)14 (Genitourinary)3894.5 (3.8 to 5.2)
Ophthalmological*4445.1 (4.4 to 5.8)N (Neurological)3113.6 (3.1 to 4.1)6 (Nervous system)3183.7 (3.1 to 4.2)
Lower gastrointestinal3774.3 (3.7 to 4.9)F (Eye)3033.5 (2.9 to 4.1)7 (Eye and adnexa)2923.4 (2.8 to 3.9)
Genitourinary3514.0 (3.4 to 4.6)S (Skin)2943.4 (2.8 to 3.9)12 (Skin and subcutaneous tissue)1792.1 (1.7 to 2.4)
Renal2322.7 (2.2 to 3.2)A (General and unspecified)1341.5 (1.2 to 1.8)18 (Symptoms‡)1051.2 (0.9 to 1.5)
Haematological1301.5 (1.0 to 2.0)B (Blood†)1301.5 (1.0 to 2.0)1 (Infectious and parasitic‡)800.9 (0.7 to 1.2)
Hepatic and pancreatic901.0 (0.8 to 1.3)H (Ear†)470.5 (0.4 to 0.7)21 (Factors influencing health status‡)680.8 (0.4 to 1.2)
Whole system390.4 (0.3 to 0.6)W (Pregnancy†)80.1 (0.0 to 0.2)3 (Blood‡)580.7 (0.5 to 0.9)
Z (Social problems)20.0 (0.0 to 0.1)19 (Injury, poisoning‡)580.7 (0.5 to 0.8)
8 (Ear and mastoid process)470.5 (0.4 to 0.7)
17 (Congenital‡)230.3 (0.2 to 0.4)
15 (Pregnancy‡)30.0 (0.0 to 0.1)
16 (Conditions—perinatal period‡)20.0 (0.0 to 0.1)
  • *CIRS: musculoskeletal and tegumental; endocrine, metabolic, breast; ophthalmological and otorhinolaryngology.

  • †ICPC-2: endocrine, nutritional and metabolic; blood, blood forming organs and immune mechanism; ear and hearing; pregnancy, childbearing, family planning.

  • ‡ICD-10: endocrine, nutritional and metabolic; musculoskeletal and connective tissue; symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings; certain infectious and parasitic diseases; factors influencing health status and contact with health services; blood, blood forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism; injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes; congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities; pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium; certain conditions originating from the perinatal period.

  • CIRS, Cumulative Illness Rating Scale; ICD, International Classification of Disease; ICPC, International Classification of Primary Care; GP, general practitioner.