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Table 2 Respondent preference when an Otolaryngologist does not treat the referred problem

From: Evaluating the referral preferences and consultation requests of primary care physicians with otolaryngology – head and neck surgery

Action of the otolaryngologist Percent of PCP’s that agreed
Referral sent back to PCP’s office 20 %
Different specialist recommended 44 %
Forward directly to the proper person 74 %