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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study population

From: Results of a patient-oriented second opinion program in Germany shows a high discrepancy between initial therapy recommendation and second opinion

 Number patients
(N = 1414)
Mean ± SD/%
Sex:1197100.0%
 Male64954.2%
 Female54845.8%
 Missing217 
Age at reg. (Years):118358,2 ± 15.1
 Missing231 
Agreement initial therapy recommendation and second opinion:1281100,0%
 Confirmed45135,2%
 Non-confirmed83064,8%
 Missing133 
Medical indication:1414100,0%
 Cardiology302,1%
 Feet533,8%
 Hand332,3%
 Hip16111,5%
 Knee52437,3%
 Shoulder14210,1%
 Spine38427,3%
 Other875,6%
 Missing0 
Time to receive second opinion (Days):2515,1 ± 4,3
 Missing1163 
  1. N = Total number of patients; SD = Standard deviation; Missing = Data missing at random due to changes in the data acquisition process.
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