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Table 4 Distribution of suggested treatment, need for follow-up and need for inter-professional consultation

From: Inter-professional agreement and collaboration between extended scope physiotherapists and orthopaedic surgeons in an orthopaedic outpatient shoulder clinic – a mixed methods study

  ESPs
Number (%)
OSs
Number (%)
CDs
Number (%)
Suggested treatmenta
 Possibly invasive 65 (96) 63 (91) 64 (93)
  Steroid injection 59 (87) 52 (75) 53 (77)
  Diagnostic imaging 20 (29) 23 (33) 20 (29)
  Surgery 4 (6) 5 (7) 3 (4)
 Physiotherapy 41 (60) 39 (57) 38 (55)
 No intervention 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
New appointmentb
 Yes 65 (94) 61 (90) 62 (90)
Inter-professional consultationc
 Yes 49 (74) 4 (7) NA
Number of suggested treatmentsa
 1 21 (31) 26 (38) 29 (42)
 2 39 (57) 36 (52) 35 (51)
 3 7 (10) 7 (10) 5 (7)
 4 1 (2) 0 (0) 0 (0)
  1. ESP Extended Scope Physiotherapist, OS Orthopaedic surgeon, CD Common decision
  2. aESP: n = 68, OS: n = 69, CD: n = 69
  3. b ESP: n = 69, OS: n = 68, CD: n = 69
  4. cESP: n = 66, OS: n = 59