Table 3: Emergency presentation and primary care involvement

From: The role of primary care in cancer diagnosis via emergency presentation: qualitative synthesis of significant event reports

 Origin of admission (n, %)a
Level of primary care inputPCOOHEDOPOtherUnclear
 116 (52.3)16 (7.2)58 (26.1)2 (0.9)2 (0.9)28 (12.6)
One-off/short contactb51 (23.0)     
Longer contact65 (29.3)     
Involved in episode 12 (5.4)35 (15.8)2 (0.9)2 (0.9)16 (7.2)
Unrelated input 3 (1.3)19 (8.6)7 (3.2)
No previous contact 1 (0.5)4 (1.8)3 (1.3)
Unable to determine 2 (0.9)
  1. Abbreviations: ED=patient self-referred or was advised to attend the emergency department; OOH=out of hours; OP=outpatient clinic; PC=primary care.
  2. aPercentages relate to the entire patient population.
  3. bContact lasting no longer than 2 weeks.