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Table 3 Interventions used to reduce wait times in primary care

From: Interventions to reduce wait times for primary care appointments: a systematic review

Intervention Goodall et al. (n = 162) % using Pickin et al. (n = 286) % using
Use of nurse practitioners 28.8% 10%
Telephone for follow-up consultation 66.2% 78%
Specific measures to reduce follow-up 76% 70%
GP triage 52% 41%
Nurse triage 58% 47%
Redirect workload from GP 75% 84%
Measure to promote self care 16% 64%
Email consultations 1% 7%