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Table 2 Reported use of specific configurations for in-consultation help-seeking

From: Configurations for obtaining in-consultation assistance from supervisors in general practice training, and patient-related barriers to trainee help-seeking: a survey study

Strategy for obtaining in-consultation advice from supervisor(s) Number (%) of GP trainees reporting use of this strategy sometimes, often or always Chi-square for trend p-value
Term 1 Term 2 Term3 Total
Trainee, supervisor and patient face-to-face, after supervisor interrupts own consultation 298 (62.1%) 47 (62.7%) 136 (63.0%) 481 (62.4%)^ 0.82
Trainee, supervisor and patient face-to-face after supervisor completes their own consultation 368 (76.7%) 61 (80.3%) 156 (71.9%) 585 (75.7%)* 0.22
By phone within the patient’s hearing 388 (80.8%) 64 (87.7%) 176 (81.1%) 628 (81.6%)# 0.79
By phone or face-to-face outside the patient’s hearing 363 (75.8%) 63 (84.0%) 163 (74.4%) 589 (76.2%)* 0.86
Internal electronic messaging system* 101 (21.0%) 16 (21.6%) 70 (32.0%) 187 (24.2%)* 0.002
Total 482 77 219 778  
  1. ^total 771; #total 770; *total 773
  2. *Electronic intra-practice messaging system, usually embedded in practice software