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Table 2 Item ranking in nominal groups, by physician category (in %)

From: Searching for consensus among physicians involved in the management of sick-listed workers in the Belgian health care sector: a qualitative study among practitioners and stakeholders

  GPs OPs SIPs
Making information transfer operational
 Availability of clinical data via electronic exchanges 11.4 16.3 14.1
 Conventional communication tools (post, phone) 1.5 0 0
 Patient as a communication vector 0.0 28.3 0
 Availability of an address and phone book 5.1 6.3 19.4
Mutual collaboration    
 Need for consultation and decision sharing 35.6 4.6 0.9
 Need for information exchange 9.1 21.25 3.1
 Accountability to and awareness of one’s role among physicians 0.5 0 8.4
 Accountability to and awareness of one’s role among patients 3 0 8.4
 Each has its role, no more contacts are necessary 2.6 0 0
 Better mutual understanding 5 20 0
Knowledge    
 Better understanding of the roles and tasks of the three medical professions 8.1 0 0.4
 Information on working environment and working conditions 4.1 0 7.9
 Information on the legal and regulatory framework 1.2 0 1.3
Evolution of the legal and regulatory framework    
 Simplification, harmonisation of working rules 5.8 0 24.7
 Strict compliance with the Belgian Privacy Act (patients and physicians’ data) 6.1 3.3 0
 Aid to re-integration 1 0 11.4