Table 1

Sample characteristics of GPs in PAMINO (PG) and control group (CG)
PG (n = 27) CG (n = 18)
 Women (%) 9 (33.3) 3 (16.7)
 Men (%) 18 (66.7) 15 (83.3)
Age; mean yrs (SD) 53.5 (7.3) 54.5 (8.2)
GP practice experience; mean yrs (SD) 19.1 (8.1) 18.3 (7.4)
 single-handed practice (%) 13 (48.1) 8 (44.4)
 other (%) 14 (51.9) 10 (55.6)
Practice location (%)
 urban 5 (18.5) 5 (27.8)
 suburban 16 (59.3) 9 (50.0)
 rural 6 (22.2) 4 (22.2)
No. of patients per quarter year (%)
 up to 1000 patients 7 (25.9) 4 (22.2)
 1001 to 1500 patients 9 (33.3) 10 (55.6)
 more than 1500 patients 11 (40.7) 4 (22.2)
Palliative care patients per year (%)
 0-2 - 3 (16.7)
 3-5 11 (40.7) 4 (22.2)
 6-9 8 (29.6) 5 (27.8)
 10 and more 8 (29.6) 6 (33.3)
Distance to the next palliative care unit; median km (min-max) 12.5 (1–60) 10 (0.5-80)

Hermann et al.

Hermann et al. BMC Palliative Care 2012 11:13   doi:10.1186/1472-684X-11-13

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