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Table 5 Delphi consensus levels for “Interdisciplinary collaboration”, in % (consensus in bold)

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

Proposals (round 1) Global GPs OPs SIPs Proposals (round 2) Global GPs OPs SIPs
Q4. SIP may refer the worker to the OP during sick leave 82.1 88.9 70 88.9      
Q5. GP may refer the worker to the OP during sick leave 89.3 100 90 77.8      
Q6. GPs may ask for a copy of the SIP’s decision regarding sick leave 78.6 100 80 55.6 Q6/1. GPs may ask for contact from the SIP if his/her sick note is challenged by the SIP 74.1 75 70 77.8
Q7. Must the OP transmit the health assessment form to the GP? 60.7 88.9 20 77.8 Q7/1. Could the … form, showing the OP’s contact information, facilitate communication with the GP? 59.3 100 30 55.6
      Q7/2. Must the OP transmit the … form to the GP only when his decision affects employability? 57.7 75 40 62.5
Q8. The OP must transmit an excerpt of the list of work hazards to the GP 57.1 77.8 50 44.4 Q8/1. An excerpt of the list of work hazards of his/her patient would be useful for the GP 66.7 75 50 77.8
Q9. The OP must transmit a summary description of the work activity of his/her patient to the GP 70.4 88.9 44.4 77.8 Q9/1. A summary description of the work activity of his/her patient would be useful to the GP 63 75 40 77.8
      Q9/2. GPs and OPs should work together to define the content of this summary description 63 87.5 70 33.3
Q10. A centralised information summary about occupational risks that were incurred during the patient’s career would be useful 82.1 88.9 90 66.6 Q10/1. A centralised information summary about occupational risks that were incurred during the patient’s career would be useful for the GP 65.4 85.7 70 44.4
      Q10/2. Such a […] summary about […] should be set up by public authorities 76.9 71.4 80 77.8
      Q10/3. Such a […] summary about […] should be limited to occupational exposures that are known to cause long-term adverse effects 53.8 85.7 30 55.5
Q11. Interdisciplinary collaboration should be part of initial training for all 85.7 77.8 90 88.9      
Q12. Interdisciplinary collaboration should be a part of continuous medical education 100 100 100 100