Table 2.

Participant responses to whether they contacted an HCP for their medical problem before visiting an acute care service

RESPONSEHOLIDAY SURGE (N = 1638), N (%)NONHOLIDAY PERIOD (N = 642), N (%)P VALUE*
Yes, contacted GP358 (21.9)172 (26.8).012
Yes, contacted specialist46 (2.8)9 (1.4).05
Yes, called telehealth50 (3.1)21 (3.3).79
Yes, used walk-in clinic34 (2.1)25 (3.9).014
No, decided to come in by self1112 (67.9)402 (62.6).016
No, told to return by emergency physician38 (2.3)13 (2.0).67
  • HCP—health care provider.

  • * Level of significance at P < .0083 after Bonferroni correction for multiple comparisons.