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A feasible method to study the Danish out-of-hours primary care service

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A feasible method to study the Danish out-of-hours primary care service. / Flarup, Lone; Moth, Grete; Christensen, Morten Bondo; Vestergaard, Mogens; Olesen, Frede; Vedsted, Peter.

I: Danish Medical Journal, Bind 61, Nr. 5, 2014, s. 1-6.

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Flarup, Lone o.a.. "A feasible method to study the Danish out-of-hours primary care service". Danish Medical Journal. 2014, 61(5). 1-6.

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abstract = "INTRODUCTION: The primary care out-of-hours (OOH) serviceis of considerable importance; it is the main provider offreely accessible medical advice outside daytime hours, andit covers 75{\%} of the active time in the healthcare system.Although the OOH handles three million contacts annually,only little is known about the reasons for encounter, theperformed clinical work and the patient perspectives.MATERIAL AND METHODS: During a one-year period (2010-2011), data on patient contacts were collected using pop-upquestionnaires integrated into the existing IT system. Thequestions explored the contents and characteristics of patientcontacts. A paper-based questionnaire was sent to theincluded patients.RESULTS: Of all 700 general practitioners (GP) on duty, 383(54.7{\%}) participated at least once, and the participating GPswere representative of all GPs. In total, 21,457 contactswere registered; and the distribution of patient, contactand GP characteristics in OOH contacts was similar to thebackground contacts. Telephone consultations were mostoften offered to children and home visits primarily to elderlypatients. The patient response rate was 51.2{\%}. Femalescomprised the majority of the included contacts and of therespondents in the patient survey.CONCLUSION: The method was highly feasible for generatinga representative sample of contacts to OOH services.The project has formed a substantial and valid basis for furtherstudies and future research in the OOH service.",
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T1 - A feasible method to study the Danish out-of-hours primary care service

AU - Flarup, Lone

AU - Moth, Grete

AU - Christensen, Morten Bondo

AU - Vestergaard, Mogens

AU - Olesen, Frede

AU - Vedsted, Peter

PY - 2014

Y1 - 2014

N2 - INTRODUCTION: The primary care out-of-hours (OOH) serviceis of considerable importance; it is the main provider offreely accessible medical advice outside daytime hours, andit covers 75% of the active time in the healthcare system.Although the OOH handles three million contacts annually,only little is known about the reasons for encounter, theperformed clinical work and the patient perspectives.MATERIAL AND METHODS: During a one-year period (2010-2011), data on patient contacts were collected using pop-upquestionnaires integrated into the existing IT system. Thequestions explored the contents and characteristics of patientcontacts. A paper-based questionnaire was sent to theincluded patients.RESULTS: Of all 700 general practitioners (GP) on duty, 383(54.7%) participated at least once, and the participating GPswere representative of all GPs. In total, 21,457 contactswere registered; and the distribution of patient, contactand GP characteristics in OOH contacts was similar to thebackground contacts. Telephone consultations were mostoften offered to children and home visits primarily to elderlypatients. The patient response rate was 51.2%. Femalescomprised the majority of the included contacts and of therespondents in the patient survey.CONCLUSION: The method was highly feasible for generatinga representative sample of contacts to OOH services.The project has formed a substantial and valid basis for furtherstudies and future research in the OOH service.

AB - INTRODUCTION: The primary care out-of-hours (OOH) serviceis of considerable importance; it is the main provider offreely accessible medical advice outside daytime hours, andit covers 75% of the active time in the healthcare system.Although the OOH handles three million contacts annually,only little is known about the reasons for encounter, theperformed clinical work and the patient perspectives.MATERIAL AND METHODS: During a one-year period (2010-2011), data on patient contacts were collected using pop-upquestionnaires integrated into the existing IT system. Thequestions explored the contents and characteristics of patientcontacts. A paper-based questionnaire was sent to theincluded patients.RESULTS: Of all 700 general practitioners (GP) on duty, 383(54.7%) participated at least once, and the participating GPswere representative of all GPs. In total, 21,457 contactswere registered; and the distribution of patient, contactand GP characteristics in OOH contacts was similar to thebackground contacts. Telephone consultations were mostoften offered to children and home visits primarily to elderlypatients. The patient response rate was 51.2%. Femalescomprised the majority of the included contacts and of therespondents in the patient survey.CONCLUSION: The method was highly feasible for generatinga representative sample of contacts to OOH services.The project has formed a substantial and valid basis for furtherstudies and future research in the OOH service.

KW - out-of-hours, out-of-hours care

M3 - Journal article

VL - 61

SP - 1

EP - 6

JO - Danish Medical Bulletin (Online)

JF - Danish Medical Bulletin (Online)

SN - 1603-9629

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