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Table 4 Reasons for choosing a specific second opinion physician

From: Seeking a second medical opinion: composition, reasons and perceived outcomes in Israel

Reasons for choosing a specific second opinion physician n = 344 (%)
Recommendation from a friend or a relative 115 (33.4%)
Recommendation from the family doctor 58 (16.9%)
Recommendation from another consultant physician 36 (10.5%)
Recommendation from the service call center or secretary 34 (9.9%)
Information on the internet 27 (7.8%)
Previous acquaintance with the doctor within the private system 25 (7.3%)
Previous acquaintance with the doctor within the public system 10 (2.9%)
Independent decision- by proximity and availability 12 (3.5%)
Reputation of the physician 8 (2.3%)
Other 19 (5.5%)
Total 344 (100.0%)