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Table 8 Coded variables extracted from referral letters by clinic type

From: Using routine referral data for patients with knee and hip pain to improve access to specialist care

  Type of clinic
specialist GP Advanced physiotherapy practitioner Orthopaedic Total
number % number % number % number %
Body related concept 126 66.7 141 76.6 176 82.6 443 75.6
Diagnostic procedure 139 73.5 127 69.0 156 73.2 422 72.0
Daily or recreational activity 71 37.6 62 33.7 67 31.5 200 34.1
Disease or syndrome 130 68.8 111 60.3 125 58.7 366 62.5
Finding 116 61.4 113 61.4 147 69.0 376 64.2
Functional concept 33 17.5 35 19.0 52 24.4 120 20.5
Health care activity 68 36.0 56 30.4 98 46.0 222 37.9
Injury or poisoning 43 22.8 63 34.2 44 20.7 150 25.6
Occupational activity 29 15.3 37 20.1 46 21.6 112 19.1
Physiologic function 24 12.7 34 18.5 15 7.0 73 12.5
Pharmacologic or substance 39 20.6 21 11.4 55 25.8 115 19.6
Sign or symptom 182 96.3 181 98.4 203 95.3 566 96.6
Tissue 19 10.1 19 10.3 18 805 56 9.6
Therapeutic or preventive procedure 76 40.2 42 22.8 111 52.1 229 39.1