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Table 1 Ambulatory care visit patterns

From: Do primary care physicians coordinate ambulatory care for chronic disease patients in Canada?

Visits to a primary care physician
 1 Visits to the assigned PCP*  
 2 Visits to a PCP other than the assigned PCP  
 3 Visits to a PCP by patients assigned to a specialist  
Visits to a Specialist without Referral
 4 Visits to a specialist by patients with an assigned PCP  
 5 Visits to the assigned specialist  
 6 Visits to another (non-assigned) specialist  
Visits to a Specialist with Referral
 7 Visits with referral made by the patient’s assigned PCP  
 8 Visits with referral made by another (non-assigned) PCP  
 9 Visits with referral made by another specialist  
  1. *PCP: primary care physician.