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Table 2 Use of health care services and impact of injury on work in the preceding 28 days at 1 month and 4 months post injury (column percentage)

From: Getting back to work after injury: the UK Burden of Injury multicentre longitudinal study

  1 month (%) 4 months (%)
  Attended ED (N=237)   Admission (N=167)   Attended ED (N=111)   Admission (N=116)  
Median (IQR) days since injury 38 (34–44) [40] 36 (32–42) [10] 161 (135–177) [9] 154 (131–168) [7]
Use of health services due to injury         
Consulted GP 73 (32.9) [15] 93 (58.1) [7] 23 (20.7) [0] 41 (35.7) [1]
Consulted practice nurse 41 (18.6) [16] 26 (16.5) [9] 1 (0.9) [2] 1 (0.9) [3]
Been to A&E 89 (39.4) [11] 117 (72.7) [6] 17 (15.5) [1] 45 (39.1) [1]
Hospital Outpatient department 10 (4.5) [17] 34 (21.8) [11] 4 (3.7) [3] 4 (3.6) [4]
Hospital In-patient 10 (4.7) [22] 16 (10.5) [15] 1 (0.9) [3] 6 (5.4) [4]
Days with restricted activities   [9]   [10]   [7]   [8]
None 27 (11.8)   2 (1.3)   54 (51.9)   44 (40.7)  
1 to 7 days restricted 58 (25.4)   9 (5.7)   14 (13.5)   8 (7.4)  
8 to 14 days restricted 40 (17.5)   15 (9.6)   5 (4.8)   2 (1.9)  
15 to 28 days restricted 103 (45.2)   131 (83.4)   31 (29.8)   54 (50.0)  
Days off work due to injury   [20]   [21]   [6]   [7]
None 77 (35.5)   10 (6.8)   73 (69.5)   56 (51.4)  
1 to 5 days off work 49 (22.6)   8 (5.5)   9 (8.6)   4 (3.7)  
6 to 10 days off work 24 (11.1)   10 (6.8)   3 (2.9)   4 (3.7)  
11 to 15 off work 10 (4.6)   10 (6.8)   2 (1.9)   6 (5.5)  
16 to 20 days off work 9 (4.1)   8 (5.5)   2 (1.9)   2 (1.8)  
More than 20 days off work 48 (22.1)   100 (68.5)   16 (15.2)   37 (33.9)  
Time off for health care visits   [39]   [58]   [11]   [22]
None 106 (53.5)   45 (41.3)   68 (68.0)   67 (71.3)  
1 to 5 days off work 71 (35.9)   30 (27.5)   21 (21.0)   22 (23.4)  
6 to 10 days off work 5 (2.5)   8 (7.3)   4 (4.0)   1 (1.1)  
11 to 15 off work 5 (2.5)   1 (0.9)   0 (0.0)   1 (1.1)  
16 to 20 days off work 4 (2.0)   0 (0.0)   0 (0.0)   0 (0.0)  
More than 20 days off work 7 (3.5)   25 (22.9)   6 (6.0)   3 (3.2)  
Relatives or friends' time off to care   [26]   [24]   [10]   [10]
None 155 (73.5)   60 (42.0)   94 (93.1)   84 (79.2)  
1 to 5 days off work 45 (21.3)   55 (38.5)   5 (5.0)   14 (13.2)  
6 to 10 days off work 5 (2.4)   16 (11.2)   0 (0.0)   6 (5.7)  
11 to 15 off work 2 (0.9)   5 (3.5)   1 (1.0)   0 (0.0)  
16 to 20 days off work 1 (0.5)   2 (1.4)   0 (0.0)   0 (0.0)  
More than 20 days off work 3 (1.4)   5 (3.5)   1 (1.0)   2 (1.9)  
  1. [ ] missing values.