Table 2

How physicians rate their need for the different items regarding continuing professional development in sickness certification.

Large need

Fairly large need

Limited need

No need

All


Item1

n

%

%

%

%

%


N

The options and responsibilities of the Employment Office in sickness certification cases

3861

20.8

41.9

26.8

10.6

100

M

Employers' options and responsibilities in sickness certification cases

3871

19.0

43.4

28.3

9.3

100

L

The options and responsibilities of the SIO2 in sickness certification cases

3871

18.3

43.4

29.0

9.2

100

I

Other forms of compensation in the social insurance system

3863

17.7

41.5

28.8

12.0

100

K

My options and responsibilities as a physician in sickness certification cases

3876

14.7

39.1

35.6

10.6

100

C

Assessing the optimum length and degree of sickness certification

3860

14.6

35.2

36.8

13.3

100

A

Judging patients' work capacity

3874

13.1

31.1

40.2

15.6

100

D

Handling conflicts with patients about the need for sickness certification

3864

12.7

26.7

41.7

18.9

100

B

Work demands in different occupations and/or workplaces

3855

12.0

33.8

40.0

14.2

100

H

Sickness insurance rules

3871

11.4

37.6

38.2

12.8

100

J

Private and supplementary insurance that patients often have

3861

11.2

31.5

38.8

18.5

100

F

Designing optimum plans of action

3857

8.5

33.7

37.9

19.9

100

G

Deciding when it is necessary to contact the SIO2

3857

4.3

24.5

48.1

23.1

100

E

Writing sickness certificates

3874

3.8

15.9

52.7

27.5

100


1Letters given to the items according to order of appearance in the questionnaire

2Social Insurance Office

Items sorted according to highest and lowest after percentage perceiving large need.

Löfgren et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:61   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-61

Open Data