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Table 1 Quality of communication between primary care practitioners (PCPs) and Antoine-Béclère Hospital (results of the survey conducted in Hauts-de-Seine Sud (France) between March and October 2019)

From: Designing and describing an electronic referral system to facilitate direct hospital admissions

Item N %
  (n = 55)  
Overall quality of communication with the hospital practitioner
 Poor or weak 6 10.9
 Moderate 8 14.5
 Good or excellent 40 72.7
Ease of getting in touch with the hospital practitioner
 Poor or weak 20 36.3
 Moderate 28 50.9
 Good or excellent 6 10.9
Ease of obtaining medical advice
 Poor or weak 19 34.5
 Moderate 23 41.8
 Good or excellent 10 18.2
Ease of obtaining an outpatient consultation
 Poor or weak 23 41.8
 Moderate 25 45.5
 Good or excellent 4 7.3
Ease of obtaining hospitalization
 Poor or weak 16 29.0
 Moderate 25 45.5
 Good or excellent 7 12.7
Patients referred to the EDa because the PCP could not reach the hospital
 Never 8 14.5
 Rarely 13 23.6
 Sometimes or often 32 58.2
  1. aED Emergency department