Table 4

The most commonly selected medical specialists by the respondents as diagnostic decision makers on samples from the corresponding procedures. This analysis is not restricted to gender or history of the relevant procedure

Procedure typeMost commonly identified specialist as diagnosis maker
Pap testGynaecologist: 44.7% (160/358)
Breast biopsyOncologist: 19.2% (68/355)
Prostate biopsyUrologist: 22.5% (80/356)
Gastrointestinal biopsyGastroenterologist: 40.7% (143/351)
Surgery for malignant diseaseOncologist: 27.9% (97/347)