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Table 1 General practitioner's indications for open access echocardiography

From: Evaluation of an open access echocardiography service in the Netherlands: a mixed methods study of indications, outcomes, patient management and trends

Indications for an echocardiography request Frequency Percentage*
Single indications   
   Cardiac murmur only 243 38.9
   Dyspnoea only 78 12.5
   Peripheral oedema only 24 3.8
   'Other' only 102 16.3
Combined indications   
   Dyspnoea and cardiac murmur 59 9.4
   Dyspnoea and peripheral oedema 41 6.6
   Cardiac murmur and other 29 4.6
   Cardiac murmur and peripheral oedema 20 3.2
   Dyspnoea, cardiac murmur and peripheral oedema 17 2.7
   Dyspnoea and other 3 0.5
   Peripheral oedema and other 3 0.5
No indication given 6 1.0
  1. * Total population: n = 625