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Table 3 Diagnostic hypotheses formulated by the rheumatologist at first consultations (n = 357)

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

Rheumatoid arthritis 73 (20.4%)
Osteoarthritis 62 (17.4%)
Fibromyalgia 60 (16.8%)
Systemic lupus erythematosus 41 (11.5%)
Spondyloarthritis 18 (5.0%)
Psoriatic arthritis 15 (4.2%)
Periarthritis 14 (3.9%)
Sjögren’s Syndrome 10 (2.8%)
Gout 9 (2.5%)
Systemic sclerosis 5 (1.4%)
Systemic vasculitis 5 (1.4%)
Osteoporosis 5 (1.4%)
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis 4 (1.1%)
Uveitis 4 (1.1%)
Low back pain 3 (0.8%)
Behçet’s disease 2 (0.6%)
Anti-phospholipid syndrome 2 (0.6%)
Sarcoidosis 2 (0.6%)
Dermato- or polymyositis 2 (0.6%)
Eosinophilic fasciitis 1 (0.3%)
Other diseases 20 (5.6%)