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Table 2 Baseline characteristics, top 10 ICPC groups

From: The impact of substituting general practitioners with nurse practitioners on resource use, production and health-care costs during out-of-hours: a quasi-experimental study

  Control arm Experimental arm GP Experimental arm NP Experimental arm
Complaints (%)a
Skin 21.7 22.7 20.7 31.2
Musculoskeletal 20.5 20.1 19.6 22.2
Respiratory 15.2 14.2 13.7 16.3
Digestive 10.5 9.9 11.4 3.0
Eye 6.0 6.1 6.5 4.4
General and unspecified 5.9 6.5 6.6 6.0
Ear 5.7 5.8 5.6 6.8
Urological 5.5 5.7 5.7 5.6
Cardiovascular 2.5 2.5 2.9 0.7
Neurological 2.3 2.3 2.8 0.3
Other 4.2 4.2 4.5 3.5
  1. Tested using a Chi2 test
  2. asignificant difference between the GP and NP in the experimental arm