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Table 3 Self-reported outcomes following the ECP home visit

From: A patient survey of out-of-hours care provided by Emergency Care Practitioners

Patient disposal Question Reported outcome n %
Remained at home (n = 68) Followed advice given or treatment felt right (n = 68) Yes 59 86.8
   No 1 1.5
   Unclear from responses 8 11.8
  Overall services used (n = 68) GP or nurse 29 42.6
   Emergency department 1 1.5
   Hospital admission 3 4.4
   None reported 35 51.5
  Follow up to the ECP's referral (n = 26)1 Not seen yet (GP = 9, physiotherapist = 1)1 10 38.5
   Seen and remained at home (GP = 11, nurse = 2, GP and nurse = 1, emergency department = 1)1 15 53.8
   Seen and admitted to hospital (GP) 2 7.7
  No referral reported but services used (n = 16) Seen and remained at home (GP = 14, nurse = 1) 15 93.8
   Seen and admitted to hospital (GP) 1 6.2
Conveyed (n = 13) Outcome following conveyance Discharged from out-of-hours centre 0 0
   Discharged from the emergency department 3 23.1
   Admitted to hospital 10 76.9
All (n = 81) Clear about the outcome at the end of the assessment Yes 70 86.4
   No 9 11.1
   No response to this question 2 2.5
  Clear about when the next steps might happen? Yes 47 58.0
   No 2 2.5
   Unclear from responses 4 4.9
   No response to this question 28 34.6
  How are you now? Better 47 58.0
   Managing 20 24.7
   Needed help 7 8.6
   Worse 7 8.6
  1. 1One patient was referred to both the hospital emergency department and to a physiotherapist.