Table 2

 Reasons given by parents (221/465) who had contacted a GP and subsequently attended A&E

ReasonNumber (%)*
*Parents were able to provide more than one response.
Direct referral175 (79)
Wanted second opinion on child’s problem40 (18)
Child not getting any better38 (17)
Not happy with GP advice/treatment19 (9)
Only offered advice over phone17 (8)
GP unable to see child quickly enough15 (7)
No confidence in GP8 (4)
Not prepared to wait for hospital outpatient appointment8 (4)