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Table 2 Diagnostic Behavior of General practitioners

From: Effects of general practitioner training and family support services on the care of home-dwelling dementia patients - Results of a controlled cluster-randomized study

Measure Newly diagnosed cases (n = 121) Previously diagnosed cases (n = 269) p-value*
Physical examination 104 (86.0%) performed: 231 (85.9%) .6751
   ordered: 6 (2.2 %)  
Imaging procedure 52 (43.0%) performed: 121 (45.0%) .2642
   ordered: 7 (2.6%)  
Laboratory diagnostics 116 (95.9%) performed: 245 (91.1%) .5483
   ordered: 17 (6.3%)  
Referral to a specialist because of dementia 55 (45.5%) performed: 166 (61.7%) < .0001 4
   ordered: 5 (1.9%)  
  1. * Chi²-Test
  2. 1 Chi² (2) = .787
  3. 2 Chi² (2) = 2.665
  4. 3 Chi² (2) = 1.203
  5. 4Chi² (2) = 24.691