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Table 2 The most frequent RFEs by ICPC-2 codes (n = 34,489)

From: Contact characteristics and factors associated with the degree of urgency among older people in emergency primary health care: a cross-sectional study

ICPC-2 codeICPC-2 code namen(%)Rate a
R02Shortness of breath/dyspnoea1728(5.0)17
D01Abdominal pain/cramps general1318(3.8)13
U71Cystitis/urinary infection other1189(3.4)12
A13Concern about/fear of medical treatment1095(3.2)11
A11Chest pain1001(2.9)10
A03Fever930(2.7)9
A29General symptom/complaint other828(2.4)8
S18Laceration/cut806(2.3)8
A28Limited function/disability745(2.2)7
U29Urinary symptom/complaint other717(2.1)7
L02Back symptom/complaint651(1.9)7
R05Cough628(1.8)6
L13Hip symptom/complaint621(1.8)6
A96Death604(1.8)6
N17Vertigo/dizziness581(1.7)6
R81Pneumonia551(1.6)6
L17Foot/toe symptom/complaint538(1.6)5
L14Leg/thigh symptom/complaint494(1.4)5
R29Respiratory symptom/complaint478(1.4)5
A97No disease469(1.4)5
 Other RFEs18,517(53.7)187
  1. a Rate per 1000 inhabitants 70 years and older per year