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Table 5 Source of referral for patients who had an infectious disease consultation (N = 776)

From: Infectious disease specialist consultations in a Japanese cancer center: a retrospective review of 776 cases

Department and clinical sectionPatients n (%)
Internal medicine314 (40.5)
 Gastroenterology158 (20.4)
 Respiratory medicine60 (7.7)
 Hematology36 (4.6)
 Endoscopy18 (2.3)
 Palliative medicine16 (2.1)
 Radiology16 (2.1)
 Othera10 (1.3)
Surgery462 (59.5)
 Hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery153 (20.9)
 Gynecology76 (9.7)
 Colorectal surgery47 (6.1)
 Gastric surgery46 (5.7)
 Head and neck surgery26 (3.4)
 Urology22 (2.8)
 Breast surgery22 (2.7)
 Thoracic surgery16 (2.1)
 Neurosurgery16 (1.9)
 Orthopedic surgery11 (1.3)
 Otherb27 (3.4)
  1. aThe sources of the other 10 consultations with patients from internal medicine departments were female internal medicine (n = 6), cardiology (n = 3), and rehabilitation (n = 1)
  2. bThe sources of the other 27 consultations with patients from surgical department were esophageal surgery (n = 9), dermatology (n = 8), plastic surgery (n = 6), and dental surgery (n = 4)