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Table 4 Heart failure management

From: Heart failure management insights from primary care physicians and allied health care providers in Southwestern Ontario

CategoryaFamily PhysicianResidentSpecialistInternistOther HCPTotal
HF Management60 (50.8)13 (11)2 (1.7)1 (0.8)7 (5.9)83 (70.3)
 Co-manage with another physician47 (39.8)8 (6.8)2 (1.7)1 (0.8)5 (4.2)63 (53.4)
 Refer patients to specialist or other10 (8.5)5 (4.2)2 (1.7)17 (14.4)
 Manage patients alone3 (2.5)3 (2.5)
HF Co-Managementb
 Cardiologist alone23 (19.5)2 (1.7)1 (0.8)26 (22)
 Internist alone8 (6.7)1 (0.8)2 (1.7)11 (9.3)
 Other Family Physician alone1 (0.8)1 (0.8)1 (0.8)1 (0.8)4 (3.4)
 Cardiologist and Internist13 (11)2 (1.7)15 (12.7)
 Cardiologist and other Family Physician1 (0.8)1 (0.8)1 (0.8)3 (2.5)
 Cardiologist, Internist and other Family Physician1 (0.8)1 (0.8)2 (1.7)
 Othersc1 (0.8)1 (0.8)2 (1.7)
  1. Bold numbers indicate total number of respondents per HCP category
  2. HCP Health care professionals, HF heart failure
  3. aData reported as number and percentage derived from all initial survey respondents (n = 118)
  4. bFor respondents who reported co-managing patients with another physician
  5. cA participant reported co-managing with a nephrologist, while other with nurse practitioner