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Table 6 Descriptive background information and key results by casualty clinic (A-D)

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

  A B C D    
Descriptive information        
Number of municipalities participating in the casualty clinic 1 10 1 1    
Number of inhabitants 01.01.10 18680 88997 8360 67305    
Description of community Mostly rural Urban and rural Rural Urban    
          Total  
Key results n % n % n % n % n % p-value
Nurse registered initial contacts            
 Total number of contacts 5493   10818   2456   9760   28527   
 Contacts related to substance misuse or mental illness 139 2.5 198 1.8 32 1.3 346 3.5 715 2.5 <0.001
  Judged acute or urgent 43 32.3 101 53.7 12 38.7 124 38.0 280 41.3 <0.001
  Handled by nurse 38 28.6 42 22.5 5 16.1 137 41.8 222 32.7 <0.001
  Home-visits/emergency call-outs 7 5.3 8 4.3 5 16.1 8 2.4 28 4.1 <0.01
GP registered contacts            
 Total number of contacts 1486   3123   806   4072   9487   
 Contacts related to substance misuse 40 2.7 123 3.9 23 2.9 119 2.9 305 3.2 0.05
 Contacts related to mental illness 73 4.9 138 4.4 15 1.9 149 3.7 375 4.0 0.001
 Contacts related to substance use and mental illness combined 49 3.3 67 2.1 12 1.5 79 1.9 207 2.2 <0.01
Extracts from medical records            
 Total number of extracts 158   314   44   337   853   
 Total referrals to in-patient treatment 46 29.1 108 34.4 14 31.8 122 36.2 290 34.0 0.47
 Admissions to psychiatric ward 16 10.1 52 16.6 3 6.8 60 17.8 131 15.4 0.05
 Involuntary admissions 2 1.3 19 6.1 2 4.5 30 8.9 53 6.2 0.01
  1. Percent denotes percentage of relevant contacts. Group differences were tested with Pearson’s chi-squared test.