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Table 4 PCP referral patterns to other PCPs and DCs (Univariate analysis*)

From: Referral patterns and attitudes of Primary Care Physicians towards chiropractors

Question Response To/From PCPs N (%) To/From DCs N (%) p-value
Do you recommend patients contact doctor on own or initiate formal referral Patient contacts doctor 4 (0.8) 276 (88.2) <.001
  Initiate referral 471 (99.2) 37 (11.8)  
How often referral includes sending case report? Yes (at least sometimes) 458 (95.2) 82 (73.2) <.001
  Never 23 (4.8) 30 (26.8)  
How often referral includes sending X-Rays or X-Ray report? Yes (at least sometimes) 479 (99.2) 88 (78.6) <.001
  Never 4 (0.8) 24 (21.4)  
How often referral includes sending clinical records other than X-rays? Yes (at least sometimes) 477 (99.2) 78 (71.6) <.001
  Never 4 (0.8) 31 (28.4)  
How often referral includes sending reason for referral? Yes (at least sometimes) 481 (100) 95 (89.6) <.001
  Never 0 (0) 11 (10.4)  
Have you accepted referral from other doctors? Yes 396 (81.5) 300 (61.1) <.001
  No 90 (18.5) 191 (38.9)  
How often do you send clinical information to referring PCP/DC as follow-up to referral? Yes (at least sometimes) 380 (97) 224 (77) <.001
  Never 12 (3) 67 (23)  
Has other doctor obtained clinical information or advice via curbside consultation Yes 468 (94.7) 108 (21.9) <.001
  No 26 (5.3) 385 (78.1)  
Have you obtained clinical information or advice from another doctor via curbside consultation? Yes 477 (97.3) 40 (8.2) <.001
  No 13 (2.7) 448 (91.8)  
  1. * Chi-square tests.
  2. DC = Chiropractor
  3. PCP = Primary Care Physician