Table 2

Characteristics of participating and non-participating primary care physicians (PCPs) according to study site*

BIDMC PCPs

GHS PCPs

HMC PCPs


Characteristics

Participating (n = 42)

Non-participating (n = 22)

Participating (n = 27)

Non-participating (n = 118)

Participating (N = 45)

Non-participating (N = 4)


Age (mean ± S.D.)

47.3 ± 9.6

50.8 ± 6.7

49.7 ± 8.2

49.9 ± 9.4

42.5 ± 6.9

49.8 ± 5.4


Sex (female)

20 (47.6%)

11 (50.0%)

6 (22.2%)

38 (32.2%)

26 (57.8%)

3 (75.0%)


Panel size:

< 500

18 (42.9%)

7 (31.8%)

4 (14.8%)

9 (7.6%)

45 (100%)

4 (100%)

500-999

14 (33.3%)

7 (31.8%)

5 (18.5%)

12 (10.2%)

0

0

1000-1999

8 (19.0%)

6 (27.3%)

7 (25.9%)

42 (35.6%)

0

0

≥ 2000

2 (4.8%)

2 (9.1%)

11 (40.7%)

55 (46.6%)

0

0


* Differences between participating and non-participating PCPs tested using t-tests for continuous measures and Chi-square tests for categorical measures. No significant differences were observed between participating and non-participating PCPs at any of the 3 sites

Leveille et al. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:32   doi:10.1186/1472-6947-12-32

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