Table 2

Practice characteristics of GPs using/not using CAM*

CAM use

n = 737

no CAM use

n = 141

p-value#


Practice type, n (%)

0.63

Single

365 (49.5)

78 (55.3)

Group practice

360 (48.8)

62 (44.0)


Location of practice, n (%)

0.56

City (> 100.00)

196 (26.6)

41 (29.1)

Medium size town

215 (29.2)

35 (24.8)

Rural area (< 15.000)

311 (42.2)

62 (44.0)


Technical equipment of practice, n (%)


ECG

711 (96.5)

134 (95.0)

0.41


Ultrasound

475 (64.5)

77 (54.6)

0.03


Spirometer

648 (87.9)

120 (85.1)

0.33


Number of patients/per quarter, mean (SD)

1209.4 (598)

1305.7 (677)

0.32


Privately insured patients per practice (%)

11.4

8.5

0.01


SD: standard deviation; *n varies due to missing data

#Statistical significances of differences: P ≤ 0.05

Joos et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:131   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-11-131

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