Table 1.

Outcome of eConsults based on the PCP close-out survey.

VariablesPercent of Consults
Question 1: Which of the following best describes the outcome of this eConsult for your patient?
  I was able to confirm a course of action that I originally had in mind43
  I got good advice for a new or additional course of action54
  I did not find the response very useful2
  None of the above1
Question 2: As a result of the eConsult, would you say that:
  Referral originally contemplated but now avoided at this stage38
  Referral was originally contemplated and is still needed; this eConsult likely leads to a more effective visit34
  Referral was not originally contemplated and is still not needed; this eConsult provided useful feedback/instruction21
  Referral was not originally contemplated, but eConsult process resulted in a referral being initiated3
  There was no particular benefit to eConsult in this case2
  • PCP: primary care physician.