Table 5

Multinomial logistic regression analysis of the existing GP remuneration system's influence on the respondents' inclination to work as GP

Independent variables

Positive effect

Odds Ratio (95%CI)

n = 293

Negative effect

Odds Ratio (95%CI)

n = 135


Sex

0 = Female, 1 = Male

2.79 (1.97-3.94)***

1.11 (0.71-1.74)

Risk attitude

Neutral

1

1

Risk averse

1.06 (0.65-1.74)

1.74 (1.05-2.89)*

Risk seeking

1.38 (0.88-2.16)

1.47 (0.82-2.66)

Important to have a high income

Do not agree

1

1

Some agreement

4.27 (1.62-11.24)**

1.27 (0.63-2.54)

Strong agreement

13.33 (5.00-35.71)***

1.97 (0.95-4.10)

Feel happy with a high work pace

Do not agree

1

1

Some agreement

1.29 (0.66-2.53)

0.50 (0.27-0.93)*

Strong agreement

1.97 (0.98-3.97)

0.43 (0.22-0.84)*

Experience

0 = Student or hospital intern, 1 = Yes (GP intern)

1.76 (1.19-2.46)**

2.61 (1.72-3.97)***

Inclined to work as GP

0 = No, 1 = Yes

1.56 (1.10-2.21)**

0.68 (0.45-1.04)

Cox & Snell R2

0.212

Nagelkerke R2

0.244


The reference category is: Remuneration system is not important (n = 385). *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, *** p < 0.001

Abelsen and Olsen BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:68   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-68

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