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Table 1 Overview of the variables and categories

From: Shifting hospital care to primary care: An evaluation of cardiology care in a primary care setting in the Netherlands

Variables Categories
Gender Male
 Referral indication given by the general practitioner* Heart palpitations
Heart murmur
Cardiac screening
Suspected arrhythmia
Atypical chest pain
Reduced exercise capacity
Abnormal ECG
Suspected heart failure
Suspected coronary sclerosis
Analyses of atrial fibrillation
Stable Angina Pectoris
 Reason for referral given by the general practitioner* To reassure the patient
Upon patient request
Upon specialist advice or request
To exclude disease
Screening of unclear pathology
Checking the unknown
To confirm disease
 Advice given by the cardiologist after PC+ Follow-up in primary care setting
Follow-up in hospital care setting
  1. *Categories are included as separate variables in the analysis