Table 2

Percentage of patients for whom GPs and midwives adhered to the most important recommendations for the first contact (per care provider)

RecommendationPatients of GPs (n=241)Patients of midwives (n=150)
*p<0.01, **p<0.001, ***p<0.05 significant difference between GPs and midwives (t test).
Percussion and palpation4959*
Speculum examination6817**
Vaginal examination6545*
Follow up within 7–14 days6133***
Ultrasound scan9370**
Referral to obstetrician9391