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Table 2 Treatment characteristics in general practice

From: Patients with shoulder syndromes in general and physiotherapy practice: an observational study

  General practice( GP)
  Only GP( n= 2134) GP=> PT( n= 294)
Prescriptions (%)† 69 50
 Paracetamol† 4 8
 NSAID† 50 38
 Corticosteroids 24 19
 Local anaesthetic 11 9
 Opioids 7 7
Interventions   
 Consultation (mean number ± SD)† 1.5 (1.4) 2.0 (1.6)
 Duration of care episode (in days)† 46 60
 Cyriax injection (%)† 29 21
  1. Significant difference betweenonly GP patientsandGP => PT patients’.