Primary and urgent care survey - appendix 1 supplementary tables

Table A1: Respondents by age and gender

Relates to Figure 1 from "About the sample"

  Male Female Total
No. of respondents 2332 3513 5980
under 25 49 (2%) 91 (3%) 140 (2%)
25-34 62 (3%) 164 (5%) 227 (4%)
35-44 137 (6%) 366 (10%) 504 (9%)
45-54 256 (11%) 551 (16%) 810 (14%)
55-64 457 (20%) 781 (22%) 1241 (21%)
65-74 797 (34%) 930 (26%) 1743 (30%)
75+ 571 (24%) 617 (18%) 1200 (20%)

11 said ‘prefer not to say their age’

Table A2: Visiting a GP, continuity

Refers to Figure 3 from "Continuty - seeing the same GP"

(N=5933) see your usual/ same GP not sure see a different GP more quickly
A long term condition, or something you have seen your doctor about before 4461 (78%) 203 (4%) 1080 (19%)
Feeling low or depressed 2801 (56%) 531 (11%) 1718 (34%)
A new health concern such as a cough that has lasted more than three weeks 1452 (26%) 293 (5%) 3834 (69%)
Bad back pain that stops you from working normally 1044 (21%) 209 (4%) 3825 (75%)

Table A3: Acceptability of visiting a different local practice

Refers to Figure 5 from "Visiting other local GP practices"

  not acceptable at all only as a last resort moderately acceptable acceptable ideal ideal
To see a doctor from your usual practice (n=5842) 511 (9%) 774 (13%) 811 (14%) 2571 (44%) 1175 (20%) 4557 (78%)
To see a doctor from another practice (n=5726) 1165 (20%) 1542 (27%) 1173 (20%) 1740 (30%) 106 (2%) 3019 (52%)
To see a doctor from another practice who is specialised in your condition (n=5812) 248 (4%) 319 (5%) 624 (11%) 3059 (53%) 1562 (27%) 5245 (91%)
To attend a specialist clinic (n=5787) 180 (3%) 206 (4%) 429 (7%) 3287 (57%) 1685 (29%) 5401 (93%)
For tests or treatment which would normally be done in hospital (n=5795) 230 (4%) 257 (4%) 489 (8%) 3213 (55%) 1606 (28%) 5308 (91%)
Urgent appointment : to see your own GP in a nearby practice (n=5718) 242 (4%) 402 (7%) 584 (10%) 3161 (55%) 1330 (23%) 5075 (88%)
Urgent appointment: to see a different GP in a nearby practice (n=5622) 782 (14%) 1081 (19%) 1024 (18%) 2355 (52%) 381 (7%) 3760 (67%)

Table A4: Urgent appointments – alternative professionals

Relates to Figure 10 from "Getting urgent appointments with a GP"

For urgent appointments, how acceptable as an alternative to seeing GP (% n=1000)

  not acceptable at all only as a last resort moderately acceptable Acceptable Ideal moderately, acceptable, + ideal
A paramedic practitioner 7 6 30 53 4 87
An advanced nurse practitioner 6 13 14 64 3 81
A physician's associate 10 9 25 54 2 81
A pharmacist 22 10 25 39 3 67

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