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Table 2 The frequencies of different cause-effect combinations in the Free-Report Protocols.

From: The role of guidelines and the patient's life-style in GPs' management of hypercholesterolaemia

Cause variable Effect variable No. of Drs
  Usability Probability Impli cation Total  
Cholesterol/ Lipid Level 4 11 19 34 12
CHD 1 8 12 21 7
Diabetes 0 11 9 20 15
Family History 0 10 7 17 14
Age 1 12 2 14 7
Smoking 0 11 0 11 11
Cardio-Vascular Disease 0 3 8 11 8
Risk Level/Risk Chart 5 4 1 10 9
Life Style Change/Factors 0 2 7 9 5
LDL 1 7 1 9 6
Hypertension 0 6 2 8 6
Patient's Attitude 0 7 1 8 6
PAD 0 3 4 7 4
HDL 0 6 1 7 4
Stroke/TIA 1 3 2 6 4
Overweight 0 6 0 6 6
Side Effects of Drugs 0 3 0 3 3
Exercise 0 3 0 3 3
Patient's Sex 0 3 0 3 2
Alcohol Consumption 0 2 0 2 2
Cost/Cost Benefit 1 1 0 2 2
Local Organisation 2 0 0 2 2
Dr-Patient Relation 2 0 0 2 2