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Table 3 The most common interventions in GP registered contacts related to substance misuse or mental illness

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

  Total
n = 853
Substance abuse
n = 292
Mental illness
n = 361
Mental illness/
substance abuse
n = 200
 
Intervention n % n % n % n % p-value
Laboratory tests 198 23.2 86 29.5 78 21.6 34 17.0 <0.01
Consulted others regarding treatment 143 16.7 32 11.0 70 19.3 41 20.5 <0.01
Given medication 128 15.0 35 12.0 63 17.5 30 15.0 0.15
Prescriptions 113 13.2 23 7.9 64 17.7 26 13.0 0.001
Minor surgical treatment 77 9.0 51 17.5 15 4.2 11 5.5 <0.001
Observation in casualty clinic 55 6.4 22 7.5 17 4.7 16 8.0 0.20
Sick leave 19 2.2 5 1.7 11 3.0 3 1.5 0.38
  1. The most common interventions in GP-contacts related to substance misuse or mental illness at the casualty clinics (n = 853). Only interventions beyond dialogue between the patient and the GP are included. Percentage denotes percentage of all patients in given category. Group differences were tested with Pearson’s chi-squared test.