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Table 1 Changes in the number of the different types of contact at the emergency department between pre-and post measurement.

From: What's the effect of the implementation of general practitioner cooperatives on caseload? Prospective intervention study on primary and secondary care

  Emergency Department
  Self referral Referral by a physician By ambulance Total
Pre-measurement 587 (72%) 94 (12%) 134 (16%) 815
Post-measurement 578 (73%) 127 (16%)* 86 (11%)** 791
Total 1165 221 220 1606
  1. * significant increase (p < 0.05), ** significant decrease (p < 0.05)