TABLE 2:

The distribution of type of consultation amongst the 1901 patients presented during direct observation of consultations

Type of consultation*nPer cent
First consultation48525.5
Revisit72738.2
  Recheck36519.2
  Ongoing: acute934.9
  Ongoing: chronic341.8
  Recurrent804.2
  Monitoring633.3
  Admit/discharge904.7
  2nd opinion20.1
Preventive medicine66034.7
Elective euthanasia291.5
Total1901100.0
  • Figures are shown for both the original consultation type selected and the condensed categories used during analysis

  • *For information on definitions of consultation type, please see online supplementary appendix 1