Table 4 |
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Parameter estimates of the final multilevel model with overall PACIC score as dependent variable(N = 1745 patients, 131 practices, 5 countries) | ||||
Regression coefficient | Standard error | [95% confidence interval] | P- value | |
PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS | ||||
Age^{1} | ||||
Continuous (5 years) | −0.00 | 0.02 | [−0.03; 0.03] | 0.819 |
Gender^{2} | ||||
Female | −0.06 | 0.03 | [−0.11; -0.14] | 0.012 |
Male | Reference | |||
Education | ||||
≤ 9 years | 0.03 | 0.06 | [−0.10; 0.15] | 0.678 |
> 9 years | Reference | |||
Frequency of practice attendance | ||||
Up to 3 times per year | −0.16 | 0.06 | [−0.427 -0.04] | 0.007 |
4–7 times per year | −0.11 | 0.06 | [−0.13; 0.11] | 0.842 |
more than 7 times per year s | Reference | |||
Duration of being patient in practice | ||||
Up to 2 years | 0.22 | 0.07 | [0.09; 0.36] | 0.001 |
3–7 years | −0.04 | 0.05 | [−0.14; 0.07] | 0.509 |
more than 7 years | Reference | |||
Have you ever been asked about the quality of care you receive from your practice (e.g. by questionnaire) | ||||
No | −0.48 | 0.06 | [−0.61; -0.36] | 0.000 |
Don’t know | −0.03 | 0.04 | [−0.11; 0.06] | 0.533 |
Yes | Reference | |||
Number of conditions | ||||
Continuous (0–11) | −0.01 | 0.01 | [−0.03; -0.00] | 0.008 |
PRACTICE CHARACTERISTICS | ||||
Full time equivalents (FTE) GPs | ||||
Continuous | −0.02 | 0.02 | [−0.06; 0.02] | 0.328 |
Practice quality management | ||||
Continuous | 0.02 | 0.01 | [0.01; 0.03] | 0.013 |
Practice CVD care | ||||
Continuous | 0.01 | 0.00 | [0.01; 0.02] | 0.009 |
^{1} For continuous variables regression coefficients indicate the change of the overall PACIC score with each increasing unit of this variable.
^{2} For categorical variables regression coefficients indicate the changes of the overall PACIC score in comparison to a reference category.
Ludt et al.
Ludt et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:221 doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-221