Table 2

Reasons for attending A&E with primary care problem

ReasonNo (%) (n=54)
“GP was closed” 27 (50.0)
Tried to contact GP2 (3.7)
Did not try to contact GP25 (46.3)
Perceived severity of problem12 (22.2)
Did not want to disturb GP6 (11.1)
Wanted second opinion4 (7.4)
Perceive wait at A&E < cooperative3 (5.6)
Perceived that facilities and investigations better at A&E2 (3.7)