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Table 7 Referrals made by the participants general practitioner prior to referral to public-sector orthopaedic department (n = 233)

From: Management of musculoskeletal foot and ankle conditions prior to public-sector orthopaedic referral in South Australia

  n (%)
Medical imaging
 Plain film radiography 182 (78.1)
 Ultrasound 125 (53.6)
 Computed tomography 28 (12.0)
 Nuclear medicine 23 (10.0)
 Magnetic resonance imaging 33 (14.2)
Other health professional
 Podiatrist 123 (52.8)
 Physiotherapist 54 (23.2)
 Chiropractor 13 (5.6)
 Pharmacist 18 (7.7)
 Other 5 (2.1)