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Table 2 The receipt of an emergency department note by the patient’s family physician

From: The receipt of information by family physicians about their patient’s emergency department visits: a record linkage study of electronic medical records to health administrative data

  2010 2015
Patients with a Single ED visit (N = 19,659) Patients with Multiple ED visits (N = 6950) Patients with a Single ED visit (N = 37,182) Patients with Multiple ED visits (N = 13,359)
Getting any ED note 10,471 (53.3%)* 4044 (58.2%) 15,257 (41.0%)* 6106 (45.7%)
ED Consultation Note only 6896 (65.9%)* 2055 (50.8%) 7519 (49.3%)* 2218 (36.3%)
ED Laboratory Results 3225 (30.8%)* 1105 (27.3%) 6535 (42.8%)* 2175 (35.6%)
Miscellaneous ED Notes 350 (3.3%)* 884 (21.9%) 1203 (7.9%)* 1713 (28.1%)
  1. *p < 0.001