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Are psychiatric emergency care patients in contact with their GP?. Ingrid H. Johansen , Tone Morken and Steinar Hunskår. In Norway. Regular General Practitioners (rGPs) GPs gatekeepers to all specialized health care Psychiatric diagnoses: rGPs: 10% Casualty clinics: 4%. Research question.

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are psychiatric emergency care patients in contact with their gp

Are psychiatric emergency care patients in contact with their GP?

Ingrid H. Johansen, Tone Morken and Steinar Hunskår

in norway
In Norway
  • Regular General Practitioners (rGPs)
  • GPs gatekeepers to all specialized health care
  • Psychiatric diagnoses:
    • rGPs: 10%
    • Casualty clinics: 4%
research question
Research question

Do the same individual psychiatric patients utilize both the casualty clinic and the rGPs’ surgery?

method
Method
  • Electronic medical records
  • Billing cards
  • Variables: Gender, age, municipality of residence, first diagnosis, time, reimbursement codes
  • Unique codes
conclusion
Conclusion
  • Some of the psychiatric patients at the rGPs surgeries used the casualty clinic.
  • Most psychiatric patients at the casualty clinic also used their GP.
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