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Research Article

The Impact on Emergency Department Utilization and Patient Flows after Integrating with a General Practitioner Cooperative: An Observational Study

Table 2

Effect of the closure of another city's ED on patient numbers and percentage on the researched ED.

PatientOriginFollow-up
Self-referralGP referralAmbulanceNo/GP follow-upHosp. admissionsOutpatient clinic
*ECAP %%

2006Before469759.219.210.637.727.932.5
2007Before490259.818.49.842.925.329.5
2008Before619360.120.212.044.722.329.5
2009After43070.567.017.027.133.137.7
2010After41100.265.315.825.135.636.6
2011After43990.462.916.922.737.937.1

Each year contains a three-month period covering September, October, and November. In the before period, the ECAP had not been implemented, and the ED closure in 2008 is the only regional change in the emergency healthcare setting. In the after period, the ECAP is implemented as well. Mean percentage.

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