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Table 4 Main reasons why patients need to visit their GP, by patients and GPs' opinion

From: The perception of healthcare quality of elderly in the city of Bari, South Italy

  Patients GPs
Main reasons Prevalence % (95% CI) Prevalence % (95% CI)
To ask advise 10.9 (6.3–17.9) 26.3 (15–41.5)
Known diseases 47.1 (40.7–53.6) 48.5 (35.6–61.7)
Drug description 83.1 (72.1–90.4) 47.6 (32.6–63)
New symptoms 30.5 (23.2–38.8) 37.5 (25.3–51.4)
Number of answers 331 315