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Table 2 Key characteristics of cultural consultation case requests

From: The relevance of clinical ethnography: reflections on 10 years of a cultural consultation service

Referring clinician’s characteristics • Hospital department/division
• Type of professional
• Function
Patient characteristics • Age and sex
• Nationality and type of permit
• Years spent in Switzerland
• Religion
• Language abilities
• Level of education
• Main diagnosis
Cultural consultation characteristics • The nature of the referring clinician’s request to the CCS
• Whether or not a patient assessment was conducted
• Presence of an interpreter or a cultural informant during the assessment
• Key issues affecting care that were identified during the assessment
• Recommendations made to the referring clinician