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Table 3 Medical reasons for SIPILINK requests over the first 9 months of use (November 2019-July 2020)

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

Medical reason n %
Biological abnormality 23 18.5
COVID-19 hospital care 20 16.1
COVID-19 advice 18 14.5
Deteriorated state of health 11 8.9
Hepato-gastroenterology 7 5.6
Recurrent falls 6 4.8
Therapeutic advice 6 4.8
Cardiology 4 3.2
Immunology 4 3.2
Confusion – loss of autonomy 4 3.2
Advice for biological interpretation 4 3.2
Gynaecology 3 2.4
Infectiology 3 2.4
Oncology 2 1.6
Diabetology 2 1.6
Endocrinology 2 1.6
Advice for antenatal diagnosis 2 1.6
Nephrology 1 0.8
Neurology 1 0.8
Otorhinolaryngology 1 0.8
Total 124 100.0