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Table 1 Description of the referrals – Information from patients (n = 446 referrals)

From: Referrals from general practice to consultants in Germany: If the GP is the initiator, patients' experiences are more positive

Mean age of patients in years (range) 49.2 (19 -86)
Female patients 192 (43%)
Initiative for referral
-Patient
-GP
110 (25%)
329 (74%)