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Table 2 List of procedures and distribution of physician’s answers

From: Referral patterns of Israeli pediatricians of common primary care office procedures

Procedure Answer 1 N (%) Answer 2 N (%) Answer 3 N (%)
Labial fusion (n = 156) Give prescription for estrogen 127 (81.4 %) Refer to gynecologist 12 (7.7 %) Separate in the Office 17 (10.9 %)
Subungual hematoma (n = 159) Drain in office 63 (39.6 %) Do not treat at all 81 (51 %) Other procedure in office 15 (9.4 %)
*Laceration: adhesive (n = 162) Use tissue adhesives in office 116 (71.6 %) Refer to ED
20 (12.3 %)
Refer to nurse
26 (16 %)
*Pulled Elbow (n = 162) Reduce in Office 128 (79 %) Send to ED 33 (20.4 %) Send for an x ray 1 (0.6 %)
*Urinary catheterization (n = 161) Perform in office 71 (44.1 %) Refer to expert 61 (37.9 %) Refer to nurse 29 (18 %)
Umbilical Granuloma (n = 158) Cauterize in Office 56 (35.4 %) Refer to surgeon 61 (38.6 %) Follow only 41 (25.9 %)
Inguinal hernia (n = 161) Reduce in office 92 (57.1 %) Refer to surgeon 69 (42.9 %)  
*Supra-pubic aspiration (n = 159) Perform in office 66 (41.5 %) Refer to ED 93 (58.5 %)  
*Laceration: suture (n = 161) Suture in Office 46 (28.6 %) Refer to ED 115 (71.4 %)  
Short frenulum interfering with breastfeeding (n = 160) Incise in Office 12 (7.5 %) Refer to surgeon 130 (81.3 %) Recheck age 1 year 18 (11.3 %)