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Table 2 Association between physician's global estimate of disease severity and five physician-reported specific disease severity variables

From: Physician-estimated disease severity in patients with chronic heart or lung disease: a cross-sectional analysis

  Physician's Global Estimate of Disease Severity
Physician-reported specific severity variables Much Better Some-what Better About Average Some-what Worse Much Worse
  (n = 108) (n = 385) (n = 644) (n = 400) (n = 121)
  ----- percent -----
Probability of hospitalization in the next 2 years * 8 14 24 45 72
Probability of death in the next two years * 6 7 12 21 48
Patient on disease medications* 83 96 98 100 99
Laboratory tests or procedures done * 54 70 88 96 99
Referred to specialist * 24 29 53 66 84
  1. *p ≤ .001