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Table 2 Main categories regarding diagnostic aspects

From: Problems and needs for improving primary care of osteoarthritis patients: the views of patients, general practitioners and practice nurses

General Practitioners Patients Practice Nurses
Proceedings a (19) b: Making an extensive anamnesisc (19) Making an extensive examination (18) Informing patients about cause and course of disease (17) Referring patients to orthopeadic (8) Referring to radiologist (6) Problems -diagnosing OA (12): Poor correlation between x-rays and complaints (8) Concomitant depression (5) Others (3) -regarding specialist (6) Focusing on performing x-rays (5) Missing information about performed examinations/recommendations (5) Felt pressure to refer to specialist (3) Satisfaction (20): Satisfied with diagnostic proceedings (15) Needs/problems regarding GPs (13 ) Missing information about diagnosis and its course/impact on individuals life (12) Lacking time (2) Needs/problems regarding specialists (15) Lacking time (14) Missing information about diagnosis and its course/impact on individuals life (8) Focussing on performing examinations (5) Recommendation of expensive treatments (4) Involvement (20): Current involvement in - diagnostic proceedings (2) - treatment (1) No involvement in diagnostic proceedings (17) Wish of being more involved (11) No wish of being more involved (9) Barriers against involvement (20) Lacking knowledge about disease (13)/treatment (17) Lacking time due to - administrative overload (11) - other reasons (3)
  1. a Words in italic are main categories; b number of participants referring to the respective category (multiple mentions possible)
  2. c subcategories (not all subcategories are displayed).