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Table 3 Number of patients general practitioners referred to NPHPs

From: To which non-physician health professionals do French general practitioners refer their patients to and what factors are associated with these referrals? Secondary analysis of the French national cross-sectional ECOGEN study

Non-physician health professional Number of referrals (n = 1455) % of total consultations
Physiotherapists 927 (63.7%) 4.5
Podiatrists 172 (11.7%) 0.8
Nurses 142 (9.8%) 0.7
Psychologists 49 (3.4%) 0.2
Osteopaths 36 (2.5%) 0.2
Speech therapists 29 (2%) 0.1
Dentists 28 (1.9%) 0.1
Nutritionists 27 (1.9%) 0.1
Othersa 45 (3.1%) 0.2
  1. aOthers include social workers, orthoptists, midwives, etc.