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Table 1 Patterns and probabilities of practice and patient flow used in the model

From: Improving patient flow of people with rheumatoid arthritis has the potential to simultaneously improve health outcomes and reduce direct costs

Patterns of Practice and Patient Flow   
Probability of seeing GP first after onset of symptoms 0.8 [15]
Number of GP visits in case of no diagnosis or no referral 3 [15]
Probabilities of Patient Flow
 Probability of seeing GP first after onset of symptoms 0.8 [15]
 Probability of seeing specialist first after onset of symptomsa 0.13 [15]
  1. a7% consulted an orthopedic surgeon or an internist first (= 0.07)