Table 1

Frequency and cumulative frequency of conditions that would be managed on RDTC

ConditionNumber of patientsCumulative percentage
Chest pain, suspected myocardial infarction4620.4
Deliberate self harm2531.6
Suspected pulmonary embolus2140.9
Head injury1648.0
Pneumonia1052.4
Suspected appendicitis956.4
Suspected cholecystitis960.4
Social problems864.0
Suspected deep vein thrombosis867.6
Headache871.1
Exacerbation of COPD874.7
Cellulitis777.8
Pyelonephritis680.4
Abscess683.1
Transient ischaemic attack484.9
Exacerbation of asthma486.7
Vertigo488.4
First fit490.2
Exacerbation of congestive cardiac failure492.0
Pneumothorax493.8
Upper gastrointestinal bleed395.1
Blunt chest trauma296.0
Hypoglycaemia296.9
Renal colic297.8
Smoke inhalation298.7
Dehydration199.1
Allergy199.6
Hyperglycaemia1100.0