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Table 3 Use of non-doctor health practitioners for care of melanoma and clinician information sharinga

From: Use of shared care and routine tests in follow-up after treatment for localised cutaneous melanoma

  All follow-up with MIA (n = 57) Included follow-up outside MIA (n = 165) No follow-up (n = 8) Total (n = 230)
Non-medical care providers 5 (2, 13) 11 (7, 15) 17 (3, 56) 9 (7, 13)
 Nurseb 4 (1, 13) 9 (5, 13) 17 (3, 56) 8 (5, 12)
 Psychologistb 0 (0) 0.3 (0.1, 0.5) 0 0.2 (0.1, 0.4)
 Physiotherapistb 1 (0.4, 2) 0 0 0.2 (0.1, 0.4)
 Complementary medicine practitionerb 0 (0) 2 (1, 5) 0 1 (0.4, 4)
Different clinicians did not share informationc 19 (11, 31) 16 (11, 22) NA 16 (12, 22)
 Problems because of thisb 0 0.3 (0.1, 0.5) NA 0.2 (0.1, 0.4)
  1. MIA Melanoma Institute Australia, NA not applicable
  2. aAll values reported are column percentages (95% confidence intervals). Percentages were adjusted for stratified sampling from the total inception cohort
  3. bThe denominator for calculation of these percentages is the column total
  4. cMissing data for people who did not have any follow-up visits in the past year (n = 8)