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Table 2 Referrer factors possibly influencing referrals to CLP

From: Why are hospital doctors not referring to Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry? – a systemic review

Referrer factors
Increase CLP referral 1. Internal medicine speciality [33, 40, 5255]
2. Positive attitude towards CLP [35, 41]
3. Discomfort in competency assessment and management [57]
Decrease CLP referral 1. Young age [33]
2. Stigma [32, 33]
3. Belief that other mental health professionals may do equally well [32]
4. Patient preference [33]
5. Poor rapport with psychiatrist [33]
6. Belief that referrer can manage without psychiatric help [40]
7. Poor recognition of mental illness [33, 4251, 54]
Unclear influence 1. Different expectation of CLP service delivery [56]