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Table 3 Infrastructure, support and monitoring planned for GPwSI service.

From: General practitioners with a special interest in respiratory medicine: national survey of UK primary care organisations

Question Options N (%)
What infra-structure/support have you got / do you plan for a respiratory GPwSI service? (n = 34)* Clinical support – e.g. nurses, physiotherapists 30 (88)
  Medical equipment: e.g. spirometer, oximeter 23 (68)
  Training and on-going continuing professional development for the GPwSI 22 (65)
  Office support – e.g. room, desk, computer, etc. 17 (50)
  Administrative support – e.g. secretary 15 (44)
What monitoring are you undertaking/planning? (n = 38)* Admission rates for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 37 (97)
  Accident and emergency attendances 21 (57)
  Quality of respiratory care 19 (51)
  Practice prescribing for respiratory disease 19 (49)
  Patient satisfaction 19 (49)
  Admission rates for asthma 18 (46)
  Waiting times for chest clinic referrals 16 (43)
  Home oxygen use 5 (14)
  1. * Not all PCOs answered all the questions