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Table 3 Details of clinical appointments/contact with patients (percentage of responders in each profession and results of logistic regression (odds ratio)). Statistically significant difference with p < 0.05, * with Chi squared and # with Fischer’s test. p values for each significant comparison are included in the Additional file 1: Table S3

From: National profile of foot orthotic provision in the United Kingdom, part 2: podiatrist, orthotist and physiotherapy practices

  Professional registration Odds ratio
Pod Ortht Physio Pod versus orth Pod versus physio Physio versus orth
Time for clinical assessment 0–15 min# 1.1% 15.1% 6.1% 0.06 0.3 0.2
15–30 min* 24.4% 62.4% 22.4% 0.3 1.1 0.2
30–45 min* 42.0% 18.3% 24.5% 3.1 1.9 1.6
45–60 min* 26.9% 3.2% 30.6% 11 0.8 13.2
60+ min# 4.5% 1.1% 10.2% 4.6 0.4 10.5
Other# 1.1% 0.0% 6.1% 0.2
Type of advice given on FO use Verbal* 25.8% 21.5% 44.9% 1.3 0.4 3
Written 5.6% 4.3% 6.1%
Both* 75.9% 83.9% 34.7% 0.6 5.9 0.1
Online 0.3% 0.0% 2.0%
Video 0.3% 0.0% 2.0%
Other 0.3% 0.0% 0.0%
% of FO supplied direct to patients None* 60.8% 58.1% 77.6% 1 0.2 2.7
0–30%* 28.0% 40.9% 6.1% 0.6 6.2 0.03
31–60% 7.0% 1.1% 14.3%
61–100%# 4.2% 0.0% 2.0% 0.5
% of patients who receive 2nd pair of FO None* 44.8% 24.7% 75.5% 2.5 0.3 9.4
10–30%* 43.7% 37.6% 16.3% 1.3 4 0.3
31–70% 8.1% 15.1% 4.1%
71–99%* 2.2% 16.1% 2.0% 0.2 1.7 0.2
100%# 1.1% 5.4% 2.0% 0.2 0.5 0.4
Patient review Appointment* 77.6% 57.0% 65.3% 2.6 1.8 1.4
Telephone 15.7% 18.3% 6.1%
Online 2.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Patient request 0.6% 0.0% 0.0%
Other 1.4% 2.2% 6.1%
  1. Pod podiatrist, physio physiotherapist, orth orthotist, FO foot orthoses