Table 3

Most commonly cited reasons for attending one of the sports medicine clinics for treatment of a sports injury

Reason for attending clinicn% (95% CI)
More than one response could be given.
Location233836.8 (36.5 to 37.1)
Referral/recommendation197231.0 (30.7 to 31.3)
Sports speciality of clinic178827.4 (27.8 to 28.4)
Previous patient at clinic173127.2 (26.9 to 27.5)
Reputation of clinic/sports medicine professional139722.0 (21.7 to 22.3)
Sporting club/association connection with clinic76812.1 (11.9 to 12.3)
The range of professionals498 7.8 (7.6 to 8.0)
Advertisement99 1.6 (1.5 to 1.7)
Cost36 0.6 (0.6 to 0.6)