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Table 3 Diagnostic distribution (percentage of consultations) in 2008 and in a cohort of frequent attenders in 2008 in subsequent years

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)
ICPC-2 chapter All 2008 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
A: General. unspecified 10.3 11.5 12.2 11.1 12.1 12.5 13.2 13.5 14.1 13.4 13.4
B: Blood etc. 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3
D: Digestive 10.1 11.5 11.8 12.2 12.1 11.1 11.8 12.8 11.5 11.7 12.2
F: Eye 4.7 2.1 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.7 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.9
H: Ear 3.2 2.4 1.9 1.7 1.9 1.6 1.5 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.2
K: Cardiovascular 4.1 5.0 4.2 4.2 4.3 3.8 3.9 3.7 3.8 4.2 4.2
L: Musculoskeletal 16.3 11.3 11.8 12.8 13.4 13.3 13.6 13.2 14.3 14.9 14.2
N: Neurological 3.7 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.8 4.8 5.0 4.8 4.9 5.0 5.2
P: Psychological 4.3 12.9 15.6 16.9 16.1 17.3 18.3 17.5 17.4 16.8 16.4
R: Respiratory 22.2 20.9 20.0 18.1 16.9 17.3 15.1 14.4 14.0 14.7 14.8
S: Skin 11.2 6.3 5.8 6.3 6.2 5.9 6.0 6.4 7.0 6.7 6.9
T: Endocrine etc. 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.8 1.0 0.8 0.8 0.9 1.0 1.0 0.9
U: Urological 5.8 6.7 6.1 6.0 5.9 5.9 5.7 6.2 5.6 5.3 5.7
W: Pregnancy etc 1.3 1.2 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.7 0.9 0.6 0.6
X: Female genital 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.0 0.9 1.1 0.9 1.0 0.8 0.8 0.8
Y: Male genital 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.7
Z: Social problems 0.2 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.7 0.7
Number of consultations with identified patients 1,091,483 106,655 50,499 38,967 33,114 28,192 25,471 23,223 21,162 19,172 17,474