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Table 2 Frequency of diagnoses formulated by the general practitioner to justify referral (n = 357)

From: Quality of referrals to a rheumatology service before and after implementation of a triage system with telemedicine support

Rheumatoid arthritis 98 (27.5%)
Systemic lupus erythematosus 55 (15.4%)
Undifferentiated arthralgia 41 (11.5%)
Unspecified inflammatory disease 23 (6.4%)
Osteoarthritis 18 (5.0%)
Fibromyalgia 16 (4.5%)
Psoriatic arthritis 15 (4.2%)
Ankylosing spondylitis 15 (4.2%)
Sjögren’s syndrome 9 (2.5%)
Non-specific rheumatism 9 (2.5%)
Gout 6 (1.7%)
Systemic sclerosis 5 (1.4%)
Laboratory abnormalities 4 (1.1%)
Other diseases 43 (12.0%)