Table 3

Urgency of patients’ health problems in contacts with primary out-of-hours services, in percentages

Contacts (N=1 350 964)Contacts for ICPC code U71 (N=52 207)Contacts for ICPC code S18 (N=44 791)Contacts for ICPC code A03 (N=43 201)
UPer centMinimum*Maximum*Per centMinimum*Maximum*Per centMinimum*Maximum*Per centMinimum*Maximum*
00.010.000.150.000.000.030.000.000.030.000.000.10
11.060.421.900.030.020.120.040.010.170.300.101.52
27.994.6312.243.631.768.724.430.7414.767.323.9011.83
337.1321.5845.6927.537.3447.2460.0930.7277.0534.2226.3757.65
426.1116.7851.4642.2724.0165.2524.0210.7758.4516.866.3142.09
527.697.0346.8326.532.8451.9711.431.7532.7941.2913.0457.28
  • *Range of percentages between GPCs.

  • A03, fever; GPC, general practice cooperative; ICPC, International Classification of Primary Care; S18, laceration/cut; U, the Netherlands Triage System urgency level; U71, cystitis/other urinary infection.