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Table 2 Problems and referrals in the final classification of surgical problems

From: The Surgical Nosology In Primary-care Settings (SNIPS): a simple bridging classification for the interface between primary and specialist care

  Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Terms
No. of categories 8 27 79 2050
Total no. patient encounters with GPs per category     
   Median 6414 3647 838 11
   Range 4060 – 58275 378–26958 74–15016 1–4394
Total no. referrals per category     
   Median 1284 391 142 3
   Range 416 – 4376 18 – 1773 14–923 1–409
  1. (n = 143,013 in restricted surgical dataset)