Table 4.

Priority list of specific components of a GP consultation according to parents

ImportanceSpecific component of consultationPrioritised as most important, %
Most importantPhysical examination53.6
GraphicInformation about the cause of the fever16.8
Reassurance11.0
Advice on alarm symptoms8.6
Information about self-management6.4
Information about the duration of illness1.6
Obtaining medication (antibiotics)1.6
Least importantObtaining medication (paracetamol)0.3