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Table 4 Predictive factors for referral by GPs to CMPs at least a few times per year by rural and regional GPs in New South Wales, Australia

From: Referral to Chinese medicine practitioners in Australian primary care: a survey of New South Wales rural and regional general practitioners

Factors Odds ratio 95% CI
Level of knowledge of CM Poor or very poor 1.00
Satisfactory 15.62 5.47, 44.56
  Excellent or good 135.23 34.89, 524.17
Lack of other options available for treatment No 1.00
Yes 3.10 1.12, 8.58
Positive results with CM previously No 1.00
Yes 2.53 1.72, 13.29
Interested in increasing CAM knowledge No 1.00
Yes 3.28 1.17, 9.21
Australian graduate? No 1.00
Yes 3.71 1.22, 11.23