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Table 2 Sequence of contacts with health services

From: Patient journey to a specialist amyotrophic lateral sclerosis multidisciplinary clinic: an exploratory study

  Contact sequence
Professional 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Total contacts
GP 32     1   33
A&E   2 1     3
Hospital 1 3 4 2   2 12
Neuro   15 17 11 8 5 56
Rheumatology   2      2
ENT*   2   1    3
Other Surgical   1 1   1   3
Physiotherapy 1 4   1    6
Orthopaedic   5 2 1    8
Geriatrician   2 1   1   4
Chiropractor   1 1     2
Other** 1 1 4 1    7
  1. *ENT = Ear Nose and Throat
  2. **e.g. psychiatrist, pain specialist, radiologist