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Table 2 Physicians’ agreement to knowledge of resources for patients with eating disorders after their Emergency Department visit

From: Emergency medicine physicians’ knowledge and perceptions of training, education, and resources in eating disorders

Resources Disagree Neutral Agree Total
n % n % n %
Alliance for Eating Disorder Awareness 115 74.2 23 14.8 17 11.0 155
Community support groups 115 73.2 21 13.4 21 13.6 157
Online support groups 113 72.0 26 16.6 18 11.5 157
The National Eating Disorders Association 111 70.7 27 17.2 19 12.1 157
Outpatient treatment programs (partial hospitalization program, intensive outpatient program) 107 68.2 28 17.8 22 14.0 157
Residential treatment programs 101 64.3 30 19.1 26 16.6 157
Self-help materials 96 61.1 40 25.5 21 13.4 157
Patient education materials/discharge instructions 41 26.1 37 23.6 79 50.3 157
Outpatient follow up (psychiatrist, psychologist, licensed therapist, dietitian, other) 37 23.6 27 17.2 93 59.2 157
Follow up with primary care physician 12 7.6 21 13.4 124 79.0 157
  1. Abbreviation: ED Emergency Department
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