Table 4

Multivariate predictors of cost-consciousness in 1184 Swiss doctors, Geneva, Switzerland, 1998.

Adjusted mean cost consciousness

95% CI

P value


Type of practice

0.005a

Public sector, in training

51.2

50.0 to 52.4

Public sector, senior staff

51.8

49.3 to 54.3

Private sector

49.0

48.2 to 49.8

Self-reported number of patients per week

0.002b

<26

51.9

50.6 to 53.2

26–50

51.2

50.0 to 52.4

51–75

50.3

48.7 to 52.0

>75

49.1

47.5 to 50.7

Stress from uncertainty

<0.001b

Lowest quartile (1 – 2.13)

52.4

51.0 to 53.9

2nd quartile (2.15 – 2.67)

51.4

50.1 to 52.8

3rd quartile (2.69 – 3.23)

50.9

49.5 to 52.2

Highest quartile (3.25 – 5.0)

47.9

46.4 to 49.4

Work-related satisfaction

<0.001b

Lowest quartile (1.0 – 4.5)

48.5

47.0 to 49.9

2nd quartile (4.53 – 5.0)

50.3

48.9 to 51.6

3rd quartile (5.06 – 5.47)

51.3

49.9 to 52.8

Highest quartile (5.5 – 7.0)

52.5

51.0 to 54.0


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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