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Table 3 Impact of variables on decision to refer patients urgently

From: Referring patients to specialists: A structured vignette survey of Australian and British GPs

Variable OR Robust S.E. P>|z| 95% C.I.
Respondent variables
Outer metro location 2.2 0.76 0.01 1.2 to 4.4
30–39 2.8 0.87 0.001 1.5 to 5.2
40–49 2.3 0.91 0.03 1.1 to 5.0
50–59 4.6 2.12 0.001 1.9 to 11.4
60+ 15.4 9.84 <0.001 4.4 to 53.8
Vignette variables
Age in vignette (> 60 years) 2.9 0.4 <0.001 2.4 to 4.4
Duration of symptoms (6 weeks) 2.1 0.28 <0.001 1.6 to 2.7
Rectal bleeding 4.4 0.73 <0.001 3.2 to 6.1
Altered bowel habit 3.5 0.51 <0.001 2.8 to 4.8
Iron Deficiency anaemia 2.1 0.50 <0.001 2.5 to 4.5
Weight loss 4.1 0.61 <0.001 2.9 to 5.3
'Cancer vignette' 2.0 0.5 0.01 1.2 to 3.40