Table 1

Numbers of OOHs consultations by demographic, timing, location and outcome of contact

FactorNumber of consultationsPercentage (%) of total consultations
Age (years)<1027 12722.64
10–1979946.67
20–2916 22313.54
30–3912 25810.23
40–4910 1648.48
50–5993857.83
60–6987837.33
70–7910 0308.37
80–8912 17210.16
90–9953584.47
≥1002360.20
n/d1050.09
GenderFemale69 43757.94
Male50 38842.05
n/d100.01
Day of the weekMonday10 7798.99
Tuesday76676.40
Wednesday76906.42
Thursday83837.00
Friday11 6309.71
Saturday40 22133.56
Sunday33 46527.93
Final contact locationOOH clinical base65 20154.41
Telephone41 34834.50
Home13 11710.95
n/d1690.14
Outcome of contactReferred to ED52614.39
Admitted to hospital34742.90
No follow-up59 90749.99
Patient advised to contact own GP41 66334.77
Own GP to contact patient22451.87
Passed to another provider31642.64
Unable to contact patient15851.32
Other (includes: did not attend, left before treatment, sent to minor injuries unit)25362.12
  • GP, general practitioner/family physician/primary care physician; n/d, no data; OOHs, out of hours.