Table 2

Discharge status (ITT analysis) of children in the GP group, the GP to ED group (initially assigned to the GP group but subsequently referred to the ED) and the ED group

DischargeGP groupGP to ED groupED groupTotal
Own GP follow-up1179 (43.8%)19 (10.7%)640 (27.2%)1838 (35.2%)
Discharged1364 (50.7%)89 (50.0%)1331 (56.5%)2784 (53.3%)
Admitted27 (1.0%)51 (28.7%)140 (5.9%)218 (4.2%)
Outpatient services23 (0.9%)13 (7.3%)89 (3.8%)125 (2.4%)
A&E services6 (0.2%)2 (1.1%)15 (0.6%)23 (0.4%)
Community service2 (0.1%)2 (1.1%)4 (0.2%)8 (0.2%)
Dentist1 (0.6%)1 (0.1%)2 (0.1%)
Left before being seen88 (3.3%)1 (0.6%)136 (5.8%)225 (4.3%)
  • A&E, accident & emergency department¬†services; ED, emergency department; GP, general practitioner; ITT, intention to treat.