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Table 2 Top 10 medical specialty referrals by procedure (N = 9297)

From: Primary care physician referral patterns in Ontario, Canada: a descriptive analysis of self-reported referral data

  Total Gastro-enterology Plastic surgery General surgery Obstetrics & gynecology Clinical immunology & allergy Orthopedic surgery Dermatology Otolaryngology (Head & neck surgery) Cardiology Ophthal-mology
Yes 2927 (30.8) 764 (73.3) 205 (59.2) 432 (53.1) 460 (50.9) 143 (37.6) 223 (33.8) 157 (18.4) 101 (17.2) 25 (6.6) 25 (6.3)
No 3889 (40.9) 206 (19.8) 44 (12.7) 46 (5.7) 308 (34.1) 176 (46.3) 124 (18.8) 572 (67) 336 (57.3) 208 (55) 73 (18.5)
NS 2693 (28.3) 72 (6.9) 97 (28) 336 (41.3) 135 (15) 61 (16.1) 312 (47.3) 125 (14.6) 149 (25.4) 145 (38.4) 296 (75.1)
  1. NS Not specified