Table 5

Consultant views on alternative services that might have prevented admission

Service provisionLevelAdmissions
(n = 689) (%)
A&E facilityPrimary4 (0.6)
General practitionerPrimary77 (11.2)
Social servicePrimary10 (1.5)
Health visitorPrimary1 (0.2)
All primary care92 (13.5)
Outpatient or day case facilitySecondary77 (11.2)5-150
OutreachSecondary46 (6.7)
Community paediatricianSecondary2 (0.3)
All secondary care125 (18.2)
Total217 (31.7)
  • 5-150 26 of 77 where day case or outpatient care was suggested were admitted at night.