Table 1

Comparison of National and WestREN profiles

O'Dowd et al. 1992 [5]

O'Dowd et al. 2005 [5]

WestREN 2009


No. of Practices

428

545

71

Response Rate

68%

87%

73%

Practice Type

GMS + Private

91%

96%

100%

Private Practice only

9%

4%

0%

GMS List Size

<500

25%*

27%*

4%

1,000-1,999

27%*

21%

38%

>2,000

3%*

<2%

14%

Practice Location

Rural Location

33%

21%

50%

Urban Location

47%

43%

25%

Mixed Location

20%

36%

25%

Premises

Purpose-built premises

27%

43%

54%

Adapted premises

46%

46%

40%

Attached to residence

27%

11%

5.7%

Practice Organisation

Computerisation

27%

89%

100%

Appointment system

58%

81%

96%

Out of Hours

Internal Rota

25%*

5%*

4%

External Rota

60%

15%*

19%

Co-op

0%

42%

61%

Practice Staff

Single-handed GP practice

57%*

35%

25%

Practice nurse (FT and PT)

17%*

75%

92%

Education

Involved in postgraduate training

8%

18%

42%


*These figures were obtained by extrapolation from graph in O'Dowd et al. [5]

Kavanagh et al. BMC Family Practice 2010 11:74   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-11-74

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