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Table 2 Contacts of nursing homes to various medical specialists and allied health professionals

From: Needs and availability of medical specialists’ and allied health professionals’ visits in German nursing homes: a cross-sectional study of nursing home staff

 Proportion of nursing homes with regular contactaNumber of different professionals in nursing homesa
Mean (SD); Median [IQR]
Medical specialists
 Psychiatrist/Neurologist90.4% (n = 481)b1.6 (0.8); 1 [1–2] (n = 426)b
 Dentist84.8% (n = 479)b1.5 (0.8); 1 [1–2] (n = 391)b
 Urologist57.3% (n = 473)b1.5 (1.0); 1 [1–2] (n = 264)b
 Otorhinolaryngologist38.8% (n = 477)b1.2 (0.6); 1 [1–1] (n = 182)b
 Ophthalmologist18.1% (n = 469)b1.2 (0.5); 1 [1–1] (n = 85)b
Allied health professionals
 Physiotherapist97.1% (n = 484)b3.8 (2.3); 3 [2–5] (n = 442)b
 Speech therapist85.0% (n = 474)b1.8 (0.9); 2 [1–2] (n = 382)b
 Hearing aid acoustician44.3% (n = 474)b1.3 (0.6); 1 [1–1] (n = 202)b
 Optometrist32.6% (n = 469)b1.2 (0.5); 1 [1–1] (n = 147)b
  1. SD standard deviation, IQR interquartile range
  2. aRegular is defined as at least one contact to one nursing home resident in the last twelve months
  3. bNumbers differ because of missing values