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Table 1 Characteristics of all identified OOH patients in 2008 and a cohort of frequent attenders established in 2008

From: Frequent attenders at primary care out-of-hours services: a registry-based observational study in Norway

   Cohort of frequent attenders in 2008 (n = 15,172 patients)
All 2008 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Number of patients who have consulted at least once during the year 746,241 15,172 11,508 9690 8745 7859 7197 6614 6196 5772 5421
Percentage frequent attenders of cohort each year 2.0 100.0 22.8 16.3 13.3 11.0 9.6 8.5 7.8 6.7 6.2
Percentage frequent attenders of cohort every year since 2008 2.0 100.0 22.8 9.9 5.5 3.7 2.4 1.8 1.3 1.0 0.8
Consultations per patient 1.5 7.0 4.4 4.0 3.8 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.2
Percentage females 52.5 55.7 56.8 58.1 58.8 60.3 60.6 61.1 61.3 62.0 61.6
Percentage aged 0–1 in 2008 4.4 10.3 11.0 10.8 10.4 9.6 9.1 8.9 8.9 8.6 8.4
Percentage aged 2–15 in 2008 16.0 10.0 9.8 9.5 9.6 9.5 9.2 9.3 9.5 10.1 9.8
Percentage aged 16–69 in 2008 66.5 59.9 61.9 65.1 67.0 69.5 71.6 72.8 73.7 74.3 76.0
Percentage aged 70+ in 2008 13.1 19.9 17.3 14.6 13.0 11.5 10.1 9.0 7.9 7.0 5.8