Table 1.

Instruments and Variables

InstrumentCompleted ByVariables
a One form was completed for each individual type of complaint.
Primary care physician characteristics formPrimary care physiciansDemographic data
Practice characteristics
Continuing medical education
Laboratory facilities available in practice
Complaint registration formaPrimary care physiciansSymptoms
Working hypothesis
Degree of lack of explanation
Degree of suspicion of serious pathology
Degree of insecurity of primary care physician
Satisfaction of primary care physician with consultation
Patient characteristics formPatientsDemographic data
Type of health insurance
Level of education
Patient questionnairePatientsIntensity of complaints
Course of complaints
Satisfaction with consultation
Anxiety before and after consultation
Satisfaction with primary care physician
Test results formLaboratoryBlood test results