Table 3

The importance of family medicine’s contributions to other areas of preparation
Contribution Score (*) Importance (**)
Mean SD % 95% CI
Communication/Doctor-patient relationship 5.3 1.0 94.6 94.0 95.2
Clinical attention for the most common problems 5.1 1.0 93.7 93.0 94.4
Disease prevention/Health promotion 5.0 1.0 92.1 91.4 92.8
Health care across the lifespan 4.9 1.0 91.0 90.2 91.8
Family-focused health care 4.7 1.0 88.2 87.3 89.1
Biopsychosocial focus of health care 4.6 1.1 84.3 83.3 85.3
Community-focused health care 4.6 1.1 86.7 85.8 87.6
Collaboration with other sectors (education, social services or other) 4.5 1.2 80.1 79.0 81.2
Bioethics 4.2 1.3 70.4 69.1 71.7
Clinical epidemiology 4.1 1.2 68.5 67.2 69.8
Team work 4.1 1.3 66.5 65.2 67.8
Urgent care 4.0 1.5 62.9 61.6 64.2
Research 3.0 1.4 34.1 32.8 35.4

SD: Standard deviation; 95%CI: 95% confidence interval.

(*) Score on a Likert scale from 1 to 6 points.

(**) Score equal to or greater than 4.

Zurro et al.

Zurro et al. BMC Family Practice 2012 13:47   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-13-47

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