Table 1

GP characteristics

All GPs in Amsterdam (N = 424)

All Responding GPs (N = 177)

P values1

Responding GPs personally available (N = 123)

P Values2

Responding GPs not frequently transferring information (N = 31)

P Values3


Mean Age

49.6 (range 33-66)

50.8

52.9

Sex

Male

246 58%

108 61%

p = 0.586

78 65%

p = 0.104

28 90% ()

p = 0.002

Female

198 42%

69 39%

45 35%

3 10%


Practice

Single-handed practice

98 23%

44 25%

p = 0.71

32 26%

p = 0.908

11 38.7% ()

p = 0.001

Duo practice

144 34%

58 33%

38 32.5%

13 41.9%

Group practice

182 43%

75 42%

53 41.5%

7 19.4%


Working hours

3-4 days/week

246 58%

112 63%

p = 0,805

77 626

p = 0307

14 45.2%

p = 0.002

4 days or more/week

144 34%

62 35%

45 36.6%

17 54.8%


1 = difference between all responding GPs and all GPs

2 = difference between GPs personally available and all responding GPs

3 = difference between GPs not frequently transferring information and all responding GPs

Schweitzer et al. BMC Palliative Care 2009 8:19   doi:10.1186/1472-684X-8-19

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