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Table 2 Main organizers of general practitioner and medical specialist utilization among the participating nursing home residents (multiple answers possible)

From: Contacts with general practitioners, dentists, and medical specialists among nursing home residents: a cross-sectional study in 44 German nursing homes

Main organizers Nursing home residents (n = 400)
general practitioner utilization medical specialist utilizationa
% %
Nursing home staff 94.3 93.2
Nursing home resident 5.8 5.6
Relative/legal guardian 5.0 8.6
General practitioner 16.8 N/A
Medical specialists N/A 8.1
  1. Abbreviation: N/A not applicable
  2. a Nursing home residents without medical specialist utilization were not included (n = 5)