Table 1

Structural characteristics of physicians and practices

CP

HP

#

%

#

%


Physicians

N

71

41.8

99

58.2


Gender*

Male/female

62/9

87.3/12.7

68/31

68.7/31.3


Years since graduation

Mean

23.44

21.85

Language*

German

43

60.6

78

78.8

French

25

35.2

18

18.2

Italian

3

4.2

3

3.0


Urbanisation*

City

24

33.8

56

56.6

Suburb

35

49.3

33

33.3

Rural area

12

16.9

10

10.1


Practice type*

Single

51

71.8

51

51.5

Group

20

28.2

48

48.5


Practice equipment

Laboratory*

68

95.8

66

66.7

ECG*

69

97.2

66

66.7

X-ray*

57

80.3

19

19.2

Ultrasound

16

22.5

7

7.1


Professional activity*

fulltime

64

91.4

62

66.0

parttime

6

8.6

32

34.0


Consultation time (min.)*

mean

16.9

28.9


*Significant differences between groups using analysis of variance or chi-square tests

Marian et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2008 8:52   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-8-52

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