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Table 2 Overview and comparisons of Primary Care Plus patients and consultation characteristics

From: Reorganising dermatology care: predictors of the substitution of secondary care with primary care

  Total
(N = 2812)
Referred back to GP
80.2% (N = 2254)
Referred to hospital care 19.8% (N = 558) p-values
Age in years (mean ± SD) 47.7 ± 20.9 46.8 ± 21.0 51.5 ± 20.4 ≤0.001**
Gender – male % (N) 41.2 (1159) 40.9 (923) 42.3 (236) 0.563
Number of consultations (mean ± SD) 1.19 ± 0.4 1.20 ± 0.4 1.16 ± 0.4 0.045*
Specialist     ≤0.001**
 Specialist 1% (N) 53.6 (1508) 84.6 (1276) 15.4 (232)  
 Specialist 2% (N) 25.6 (721) 76.0 (548) 24.0 (173)  
 Specialist 3% (N) 11.1 (311) 72.3 (225) 27.7 (86)  
 Other % (N) 9.7 (272) 75.4 (205) 24.6 (67)  
Diagnosis     ≤0.001**
 Naevi % (N) 14.5 (407) 77.9 (317) 22.1 (90)  
 Premalignant dermatosis % (N) 9.4 (264) 81.8 (216) 18.2 (48)  
 Benign tumours % (N) 8.5 (238) 84.9 (202) 15.1 (36)  
 Other eczema% (N) 7.8 (219) 93.2 (204) 6.8 (15)  
 Acneiform dermatoses % (N) 6.1 (172) 87.2 (150) 12.8 (22)  
 Inflammatory dermatoses % (N) 5.7 (161) 70.2 (113) 29.8 (48)  
 Dermatoses due to microorganisms % (N) 5.3 (149) 93.3 (139) 6.7 (10)  
 Malignant dermatoses % (N) 5.2 (146) 26.0 (38) 74.0 (108)  
 Hair and nail disorders % (N) 3.7 (103) 95.1 (98) 4.9 (5)  
 Pigment disorders % (N) 3.3 (94) 85.1 (80) 14.9 (14)  
 Other % (N) 23.2 (653) 85.9 (561) 14.1 (92)  
 Unknown % (N) 7.3 (206) 66.0 (136) 34.0 (70)  
  1. * P < 0.05; ** P < 0.001