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Table 2 Data on usual care at 3 and 12 months

From: Acupuncture for pain and osteoarthritis of the knee: a pilot study for an open parallel-arm randomised controlled trial

Self reported health care received over preceding last 12 months
Location of consultations with health practitioners
   Acupuncture Control
   Reported at 3 months n = 14 Reported at 12 months n = 13 Reported at 3 months n = 14 Reported at 12 months n = 8
GP surgery      
  GP 3 9 6 3
  Nurse 0 1 0 0
  Physiotherapist 2 0 3 0
  Other 4 0 0 2
NHS hospital      
  GP 2 0 0 2
  Nurse 0 0 0 0
  Physiotherapist 3 0 5 0
  Other 0 0 0 0
Private health care professionals
  GP 0 4 0 0
  Nurse 0 0 0 0
  Physiotherapist 2 0 0 3
Self reported use of walking aids for knee and medication use over the last 12 months
Number who have used a walking aid for knee 5 5 4 3
Number who have used medication for knee 7 7 8 4
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