Table 1 

Summary statistics  
Patients (n=7,499) mean number of visits per patient in the following year = 11  
Sex  Male = 41% 
Female = 59%  
Age  Median 68 years (25th percentile 55 years, 75th percentile 78 years) 
Visits during previous year  Median 2 visits (25th percentile 0 visits, 75th percentile 5 visits) 
Severe hypertension measures during previous year  Median 0 measures (25th percentile 0 measures, 75th percentile 0 measures) 
Total cholesterol to HDL ratio  Unknown = 73% 
≤ 4.5 = 7%  
>4.5 = 20%  
General practitioners (n=436) mean number of visits per general practitioner in following year = 181  
Sex  Male = 65% 
Female = 35%  
Age  Median 48 years (25th percentile 39 years, 75th percentile 56 years) 
Years from graduation  Median 23 years (25th percentile 15 years, 75th percentile 31 years) 
General practice clinics (n=167) mean number of visits per clinic in following year = 472  
Number of general practitioners in clinic*  Median 2 GPs (25th percentile 1 GP, 75th percentile 4 GPs) 
Practice location  Metropolitan = 68% 
Rural = 32% 
*Weighted as 0.5 if doctor works.
Gallego et al.
Gallego et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:414 doi:10.1186/1472696313414