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Table 2 Distribution of referring doctors

From: Long-term results of therapeutic local anesthesia (neural therapy) in 280 referred refractory chronic pain patients

Referring physicians by specialty Frequency of referral
General Medicine 147
Chiropractic 38
Internal Medicine 30
Rheumatology 16
Orthopedic Surgery 10
Otorhinolaryngology 8
Ophthalmology 8
Hand Surgery 5
Pediatrics 4
General Surgery 3
Anesthesia (Pain Clinics) 2
Gynecology 2
Psychiatry 2
Urology 2
Neurology 1
Insurance Medicine (casualty insurer SUVAa) 1
Dentistry 1
  1. Various physicians referred several patients. The 5 physicians who most frequently referred patients with treatment-resistant pain sent the following number of patients during the enrollment period: 27, 21, 15, 13 and 8, respectively
  2. a SUVA (Swiss National Accident Insurance Fund) is the largest provider of accident insurance in Switzerland