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Table 2 Information from consultants (n = 430 referrals)

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

Radiology 40 (9%)
Cardiology 56 (13%)
Gastroenterology 24 (6%)
Orthopedics 91 (21%)
Urology 27 (6%)
Gyneacology 24 (6%)
Ear, nose and throat 33 (8%)
Ophmatology 23 (5%)
Surgery 42 (10%)
Other discipline 36 (8%)
Patient was known to consultant 131 (31%)
Patient was referred back to GP 387 (90%)