How much input is there from the patient around the choice of a healthcare provider?
□ 1) little or no input
□ 2) some input
□ 3) a large amount of input
1 = little or no input. The GP chooses the provider and the patient simply agrees with the proposed institution or caregiver. It is obvious that the patient follows up the advice of the GP.
2 = some input. The patient is given a choice by the GP between a few providers or tells the GP that he or she does not want to be referred to a specific provider.
3 = a large amount of input. Not the GP, but the patient him or herself chooses the provider he or she is referred to or asked for alternative options. Alternatively, no decision is made during the consultation and the patient has to choose a care provider after the consultation.