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Table 6 Support identified by GPs' as helping them make best use of referral guidelines

From: Elective surgical referral guidelines - background educational material or essential shared decision making tool? A survey of GPs' in England

  N* %
Good access to electronic or internet based guidelines 66 51.2
Information telling me what guidelines are available 58 45.0
Expert advice on which are the best available guidelines 55 42.6
Regular updates telling me when new guidelines are produced 45 34.9
Good access to paper based guidelines 36 27.9
Technical support to help me find/access the best online/electronic guidelines 27 20.9
An internet source giving links to electronic guidelines 18 14.0
Technical support to help me USE online/electronic guidelines 16 12.4
General training on how to use guidelines 11 8.5
No support required - I choose not to use referral guidelines 9 7.0
No support required 5 3.9
Other type of support required 3 2.3
  1. *GPs were invited to tick more than one option