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Table 5 PCP referral patterns to DCs (Multivariable analysis)

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

Predictor Variables Have you ever recommended patient see a DC? OR (95% CI) Do you recommend patient contacts DC on own or initiate formal referral? OR (95% CI) Have you ever referred patient to DC for evaluation or treatment? OR (95% CI) Have you accepted referral from a DC? OR (95% CI) Has a DC obtained clinical information or advice via curbside consultation OR (95% CI) Have you obtained clinical information or advice from a DC via curbside consultation? OR (95% CI)
Men 1.21 (0.75 – 1.93) 1.21 (0.53 – 2.79) 1.00 (0.58 – 1.73) 1.67 (1.04 – 2.67) 1.80 (0.98 – 3.29) 0.63 (0.29 – 1.41)
MD 1.12 (0.69 – 1.82) 0.83 (0.34 – 2.02) 1.33 (0.75 – 2.35) 0.27 (0.15 – 0.49) 0.47 (0.28 – 0.79) 0.67 (0.31 – 1.44)
Age 1.01 (0.94 – 1.07) 0.94 (0.85 – 1.03) 1.01 (0.94 – 1.08) 0.96 (0.90 – 1.02) 0.97 (0.91 – 1.04) 1.00 (0.91 – 1.10)
Time Since Graduation 0.97 (0.92 – 1.03) 1.07 (0.98 – 1.18) 0.99 (0.93 – 1.05) 1.03 (0.97 – 1.10) 1.01 (0.95 – 1.08) 0.99 (0.90 – 1.09)
Private Practice 2.00 (1.16 – 3.45) 1.65 (0.56 – 4.81) 1.58 (0.79 – 3.17) 1.83 (1.05 – 3.19) 2.20 (0.92 – 5.24) 1.65 (0.45 – 6.01)
Internal Medicine 0.63 (0.39 – 1.02) 1.00 (0.37 – 2.67) 0.80 (0.43 – 1.47) 0.72 (0.44 – 1.18) 0.62 (0.31 – 1.21) 0.94 (0.37 – 2.38)
Metropolitan County 1.03 (0.68 – 1.57) 1.12 (0.51 – 2.44) 1.45 (0.90 – 2.31) 0.75 (0.49 – 1.14) 0.74 (0.45 – 1.21) 0.55 (0.25 – 1.17)
Number of cases in Final Model 495 313 417 491 493 488
Model-Fit (p-value) 0.12 0.48 0.09 0.96 0.78 0.76
  1. ¶ – Statistically significant at p < 0.05 level.
  2. DC = Chiropractor
  3. PCP = Primary Care Physician