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Table 4 Responses to close-out survey question 2: As a result of the eConsultation would you say that…

From: Evaluation of an electronic consultation service in psychiatry for primary care providers

Response No. eConsults % eConsults
1. Referral was originally contemplated but now avoided at this stage; 52 30.8%
2. Referral was originally contemplated and is still needed – this eConsult likely leads to a more effective visit; 47 27.8%
3. Referral was not originally contemplated and is still not needed – this eConsult provided useful feedback/instruction; 60 35.5%
4. Referral was not originally contemplated, but eConsult process resulted in a referral being initiated; 2 1.2%
5. There was no particular benefit to using eConsult in this case; 5 3.0%
6. Other (please explain). 3 1.8%