Table 2

Reasons for requesting a check-up that were mentioned during the baseline consultation ("open agenda")

Reason for requested check-up

Number of patients*


Prevention/general health exam

34

Diagnostic evaluation of specific symptoms

27

Blood tests or radiological tests

21

Health concerns/fear of illness

18

Cardiac examination

13

Evaluation of hypertension

8

Vertigo/dizziness

8

Sleeping disorders/fatigue

7

Life-style counseling (diet, smoking, surgical procedures, vaccination)

7

HIV-Testing

7

Dyspnea/cough/wanted lung examination

6

Various other examinations

6

Sent by friends or relatives for a check-up

6

Urinalysis

5


*More than one reason was mentioned by most patients; HIV = Human immunodeficiency virus

Hunziker et al. BMC Family Practice 2011 12:22   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-12-22

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