Table 3

Mean consultation length, mean number of diagnoses and percentage of assessments of insufficient patient time in three categories of consultations, calculated by multilevel models.

Workload measureConsultations with psychological/social diagnoses (n = 138)Consultations with somatic diagnoses, psychological background (n = 309)Consultations with somatic diagnoses, somatic background (n = 945)
Mean consultation length (minutes)12.65a11.48a9.06a
Mean number of diagnoses1.60a1.341.29
Assessments of insufficient time (%)14.0011.394.03a
  • a Significant P<0.01 different from the other two consultation categories.