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Table 1 Initial contacts by substance misuse/mental illness relatedness and by day distribution, urgency and action taken

From: How Norwegian casualty clinics handle contacts related to mental illness: A prospective observational study

  Substance misuse/mental illness Others  
  n % n % p-value
Time of day, n = 28527      <0.001
 08.00-15.29 162 22.7 10381 37.3  
 15.30-22.59 313 43.8 14121 50.8  
 23.00-07.59 240 33.6 3310 11.9  
Priority grade, n = 28387      <0.001
 Acute 31 4.6 802 2.9  
 Urgent 249 36.7 8523 30.8  
 Not urgent 398 58.7 18384 66.3  
Action taken, n = 28417      <0.001
 Contact with nurse      
 Telephone advice 209 30.8 4949 17.8  
 Consultation 13 1.9 473 1.7  
 Contact with GP      
 Telephone advice 78 11.5 2514 9.1  
 Consultation 314 46.2 17481 63.0  
 Home visit 9 1.3 235 0.8  
 Emergency call-out 19 2.8 499 1.8  
 Other 37 5.4 1587 5.7  
  1. Initial patient contacts to triaging nurses in the four casualty clinics (n = 28527) by judged relation to substance misuse or mental illness, and by period of day, assessed priority grade, and type of primary action taken. Group differences were tested with Pearson’s chi-squared test.