Table 3

Adjusted relationships between lack of satisfaction and years of care from the same physician: logistic regression results*: Statistical comparisons to group with more than 5 years of continuity

Lack of Satisfaction

%≤1 yr care

OR (95% CI)

% 1–2 yrs care

OR (95% CI)

% 3–5 yrs care

OR (95% CI)


% Neutral or dissatisfied with overall health care

2.34

1.78

0.81

(1.39–3.93)

(1.04–3.06)

(0.50–1.32)

p = 0.001

p = 0.04

p = 0.40

% Neutral or dissatisfied with quality of health care

1.87

2.37

1.05

(0.98–3.60)

(1.35–4.15)

(0.56–1.97)

p = 0.058

p = 0.003

p = 0.87

% Neutral or not confident in physician

1.36

1.07

1.11

(0.94–1.98)

(0.77–1.50)

(0.83–1.49)

p = 0.10

p = 0.65

p = 0.47

% Neutral or dissatisfied with concern shown by physician

1.90

1.42

1.37

(1.12–3.23)

(0.74–2.76)

(0.83–2.27)

p = 0.02

p = 0.29

p = 0.21

% Neutral or dissatisfied with having questions answered

1.98

1.55

1.18

(1.10–3.57)

(0.81–2.94)

(0.70–2.00)

p = 0.02

p = 0.18

p = 0.52

% Felt neutral or not welcome and comfortable by staff

1.28

1.14

0.77

(0.66–2.52)

(0.60–2.15)

(0.48–1.23)

p = 0.46

p = 0.69

p = 0.27


*Adjusted for age, gender, race, income ≥ 25,000, health insurance status, and health status. Statistical comparisons to group with more than 5 years

Donahue et al. BMC Family Practice 2005 6:40   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-6-40

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