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Table 6 Patient management

From: A profile of osteopathic practice in Australia 2010–2011: a cross sectional survey

Characteristic Patient records (%)
End result of consultation period  
Patient discharged 206 (26.8)
Maintenance treatment recommended 373 (48.4)
Referral for further investigations^ 13 (1.7)
Referral to another practitioner 22 (2.9)
Still undergoing treatment 99 (12.9)
Terminated treatment- financial reasons 5 (0.6)
Terminated treatment – funding discontinued* 4 (0.5)
Did not return for treatment - unknown 48 (6.2)
  1. ^Patient still under the care of the osteopath; treatment pending results of requested investigations.
  2. *Funding by insurance provider discontinued.