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Table 4 Consultants' experiences (n = 430)

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

  N (strongly) agree %
Clear referral goal by GP # 398 95%
Adequate information on the patients' medical history by GP # 261 61%
Adequate information on prescriptions by GP # 208 48%
More information on the patient desired 93 22%
Adequate information to patient on the referral by GP # 376 87%
I would have prefered to refer the patient 10 2%
Referral was appropriate 390 91%
Patient should have been referred earlier 46 11%
  1. # Items that were included in the scale "consultant experiences" (alpha = 0.7151).