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Table 1 Number of participants by clinic and frequency of consultation involving consideration of sickness certification

From: Reasons for and factors associated with issuing sickness certificates for longer periods than necessary: results from a nationwide survey of physicians

   Have sickness certification consultations
   1-5 times a week More than 6 times a week
  N (%) N (%) N (%)
Child and youth 116 (1.0) 90 (77.6) 26 (22.4)
Dermatology 53 (0.5) 46 (86.8) 7 (13.2)
Ear, nose, and throat 359 (3.1) 264 (73.5) 95 (26.5)
Eye 89 (0.8) 76 (85.4) 13 (14.6)
Gynecology 746 (6.1) 462 (61.9) 284 (38.1)
Infection 265 (2.3) 198 (74.7) 67 (25.3)
Internal medicine 1387 (12.0) 972 (70.1) 415 (29.9)
Neurology 226 (2.0) 119 (52.7) 107 (47.3)
Occupational health 463 (4.0) 101 (21.8) 362 (78.2)
Oncology 316 (2.7) 82 (25.9) 234 (74.1)
Orthopedic 865 (7.5) 180 (20.8) 685 (79.2)
Pain 78 (0.7) 20 (25.6) 58 (74.4)
Primary health care 4053 (35.1) 2234 (55.1) 1819 (44.9)
Psychiatry 1024 (8.9) 363 (35.4) 661 (64.6)
Rehabilitation 155 (1.3) 48 (31.0) 107 (69.0)
Rheumatology 181 (1.6) 88 (48.6) 93 (51.4)
Surgery 1176 (10.2) 665 (56.5) 511 (43.5)
ALL 11583 (100) 6008 (52.0) 5544 (48.0)