Table 1

Characteristics of the 29 physicians who participated in the study

Characteristics

Physicians who predominantly prescribe diuretics (n = 13)

Physicians who predominantly prescribe other drug classes (n = 16)


Sex

N (%)

N (%)

Female

6 (46.1)

8 (50.0)

Male

7 (53.9)

8 (50.0)

Mean ± SD

Mean ± SD

Years of practice experience

21.9 ± 13.3

24.0 ± 5.4

Number of patients seen in 2009

1, 000.5 ± 544.3

1, 420.2 ± 743.6

Number of incident patients with uncomplicated hypertension (2009)

71.8 ± 62.9

99.3 ± 75.1

Mean proportion (%) of incident patients with uncomplicated hypertension started on diuretics (2009)

28.2% ± 11.3%

7.2% ± 4.3%


Rochefort et al. BMC Family Practice 2012 13:9   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-13-9

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