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Table 1 Perceived reason for consultation

From: Psychiatric outpatient consultation for seniors. Perspectives of family physicians, consultants, and patients / family: A descriptive study

  (N = 67)
  By Psychiatrist By Family Physician
  N % N %
Diagnosis 15 22.4 20 30.3
Management strategy 42 62.7 32 48.5
Patient/family request 2 3 3 4.6
Lack of skill/facilities to treat 2 3 2 3
Failed treatment 2 3 5 7.6
Reassurance 0 0 2 3
Medico-legal 1 1.5 0 0
Treatment side-effect 0 0 1 1.5
Follow-up 2 3 0 0
Other 0 0 1 1.5
Don't know 1 1.5 0 0
Total 67 100 66* 100
  1. *excludes missing values