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Table 3 Information from GPs (n = 411 referrals)

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

Reported goal of the referral: N (%)
diagnosis 269 (66%)
excluding serious disease 176 (43%)
information on treatment options 111 (27%)
provision of treatment 152 (37%)