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Table 2 GP’s previous and potential future personal usage of SMT

From: Survey based investigation into general practitioner referral patterns for spinal manipulative therapy

  Expressed preference for personal use Total expressing personal preference Expressed preference for Patient referral/recommendation Total expressing preference for referral
  Previously Future   Previously Future  
Osteopathy 10(21%) 10(13%) 20(16%) 15(11%) 1(8%) 16(11%)
Chiropractic 13(27%) 3(4%) 16(13%) 9(7%) 1(8%) 10(7%)
Physiotherapy 9(19%) 18(24%) 27(22%) 18(14%) 8(62%) 26(18%)
No preference 6(13%) 22(29%) 28(23%) 35(27%) 1(8%) 36(25%)
Osteopathy /Chiropractic 6(13%) 7(9%) 13(11%) 28(21%) 1(8%) 29(20%)
Chiropractic/ Physiotherapy 0 4(5%) 4(3%) 9(7%) 0 9(6%)
Osteopathy/Physiotherapy 3(6%) 9(12%) 12(10%) 13(10%) 1(8%) 14(10%)
Other 1(2%) 2(3%) 3(2%) 4(3%) 0 4(3%)
n= 48 75 123 131 13 144
  1. Preference for services: either used previously or not used previously with the caveat that they may do so in the future- regarding SMT and patient referral or recommendation. Percentages are presented for comparison, please note the numbers have been rounded to integers and so may not summate to 100%.