Table 1

Characteristics of GP and patient groups
Characteristic Number (%) group members
GP Group (n = 15)
Female 6 (40)
Qualified as a GP for 5 yrs or longer 12 (80)
Undertakes dedicated musculoskeletal sessions 11 (73)
Practice type – urban/rural/mixed 10 (67)/1 (7)/4 (26)
Practice list size greater than 7 000 10 (67)
Undergraduate or postgraduate training practice 14 (93)
Patient Group (n = 14)
Female 6 (43)
Reported “having osteoarthritis” 13 (93)
Reported ever consulting for osteoarthritis 11 (79)
Reported caring for someone with osteoarthritis 3 (21)

Porcheret et al.

Porcheret et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:25   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-14-25

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