Table 3

Relationships of cost-consciousness to socio-demographic and work-related characteristics of 1184 Swiss doctors, Geneva in Switzerland, 1998.

N

%

Cost-consciousness T score

P value


Sex

0.68a

Men

784

66

50.1

Women

400

34

49.8

Age (years) (21 missing)

0.05a

<35

263

23

50.4

35–50

568

49

50.5

>50

332

28

48.9

Years since graduation from medical school (17 missing)

0.22a

0–10

325

28

50.5

11–17

290

25

49.7

18–24

272

23

50.6

>24

280

24

49.1

Type of practice

0.001a

Public sector, in training

368

31

50.9

Public sector, senior staff

68

6

53.5

Private sector

748

63

49.3

Self-reported number of patients per week (83 missing)

<0.001b

<26

269

24

51.6

26–50

409

37

50.1

51–75

195

18

49.1

>75

228

21

48.6

Self-reported time spent (minutes) with a new patient (66 missing)

0.001b

<31

382

34

48.6

31–45

324

29

50.2

46–60

344

31

50.4

>60

68

6

52.5

Stress from uncertainty (20 missing)

<0.001b

Lowest quartile (1 – 2.13)

269

23

51.8

2nd quartile (2.15 – 2.67)

305

26

50.6

3rd quartile (2.69 – 3.23)

336

29

50.3

Highest quartile (3.25 – 5.0)

254

22

46.9

Work-related satisfaction (9 missing)

<0.001b

Lowest quartile (1.0 – 4.5)

284

24

48.2

2nd quartile (4.53 – 5.0)

338

29

49.6

3rd quartile (5.06 – 5.47)

271

23

50.7

Highest quartile (5.5 – 7.0)

282

24

51.6


a: ANOVA, difference between groups

b: ANOVA, test for linearity.

Bovier et al. BMC Health Services Research 2005 5:72   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-5-72

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