Table 2

Patient encounters during the pandemic and normally planned type of patient encounter prepandemic

Encounters%Normally planned encounters%
Face to face IBD clinic245.214030.4
Telephone IBD clinic14832.2112.4
Combined antenatal clinic face to face7115.417437.8
Combined antenatal clinic telephone10222.230.6
IBD advice line encounter10522.810121.9
Other encounter (infusion unit, day ward)81.700
Not documented20.4316.7
  • χ2 equals 5144.742. The two-tailed P value is less than 0.0001. Normally planned encounters reflect the type of encounter that would have occurred outside the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • IBD, inflammatory bowel disease.