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Table 5 GPs' experiences (n = 411)

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

  N (strongly) agree %
I disagree with the referral 22 5%
I have received referral information timely # 318 77%
I am satisfied with the outcomes of the referral # 318 77%
The referral had clear diagnostic benefit # 258 63%
The referral had clear treatment benefit # 202 49%
Patient satisfaction improved # 345 84%
  1. # Items that were included in the scale 'GP experiences" (alpha = 0.8058) Notes. Factor analysis suggests 1 factor without i18, that explains 61% of the variation.