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Table 3 General practitioner (GP) inter-professional collaboration features (n = 398)

From: Variables associated with general practitioners taking on serious mental disorder patients

Number of patients referred per week to other resources for any types of care (among patients visiting GPs per week
for mental disorders, both common and serious disorders) [mean (SD)]
5 (± 5)
Proportion of serious mental disorders (SMD) patients referred to other resources (among all SMD patients visiting GPs
weekly, either those on a one-time basis or the GPs own patients) (%) [mean % (SD)]:
71 (± 34)
Among all GPs referring SMD patients, proportion of GPs who referred SMD patients for the following reasons [mean %]:  
   advice on medication 84
   diagnostic evaluation 82
Among patients visiting GPs with SMD, proportion referred by GPs (for any types of care) to the following resources [mean % (SD)]:  
   Emergency room 27 (± 36)
   Psychiatric services 22 (± 32)
   Psychologists in private practice 5 (± 16)
Mental health team 11 (± 24)
Psychosocial services 8 (± 20)
   Voluntary sector (e.g. day centers and mutual self-help group) 4 (± 15)
   Crisis center 4 (± 13)
Among GPs reporting transferring mental disorder patients (i.e., all GP mental disorder consultations, both SMD
and common mental disorders), proportion of GPs who transferred patients occasionally and often (for any types of care, and for
either a short-term or a long-term period) to other resources for the following reasons [mean %]:
   severity of the disorder 93.6
   case complexity 92.1
   lack of support from psychiatrists 62.7
   insufficient mental health training 58.9
   lack of interest in mental health 17.5
   insufficient financial incentives 18.0