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

Type of consultation*nPer cent
First consultation48525.5
  Ongoing: acute934.9
  Ongoing: chronic341.8
  2nd opinion20.1
Preventive medicine66034.7
Elective euthanasia291.5
  • 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